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robinhood8
robinhood8 Community member Posts: 128 Empowering
Hi everybody happy new year I am claiming universal credit and ESA am I entitled for free prescriptions

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,313 Championing
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    Hi,

    For those claiming UC with the LCWRA element, which you are then for free NHS treatment then if you or your partner (if you have one) doesn't work at all then you'll qualify for the free NHS treatment.


  • exdvr
    exdvr Community member Posts: 331 Empowering
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    @robinhood8...Not exactly sure as I live in a civilised part of the UK where all prescriptions are free, i.e. paid for by our devolved government.  Even if you don't qualify you should be able to buy a pre-payment certificate which will save you megabucks.
  • gaz1960
    gaz1960 Community member Posts: 292 Empowering
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    I have a pre-payment certificate, it saves me a fortune! But in a few months time,i get my medication for free,I'll be 60. Knowing my luck,the government will put up the age of that to 65 just as i get to 60! 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,313 Championing
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    Robin will qualify for free prescriptions when claiming UC if he/she has earned income of less than £935 for the assessment period in which he receives the prescription. From memory because i remember robin from other threads where i've advised them, they have no earned income because they are unable to work.
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,141 Championing
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    I qualify for for free prescriptions on three levels, 1)my epilepsy  2) ESA IR  3) I am now over 60.