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Tommyb92
Tommyb92 Member Posts: 73 Courageous
Hi All, 

I have a question about PIP/UC and Prescriptions, I have heard some people are getting their prescriptions for free on the NHS, I was wondering how/if I would be entitled or not....is there a way I can check? 

Thanks 

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  • Tommyb92
    Tommyb92 Member Posts: 73 Courageous
    I've probably put this post in the wrong thread but wasn't sure which one it would fit under @Adrian_Scope
     

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  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,572

    Scope community team

    Hello @Tommyb92
    Unfortunately PIP doesn't automatically entitle anyone to free prescriptions. 

    There is a free prescriptions checker here which is the simplest way to check: https://services.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/check-for-help-paying-nhs-costs/start

    Universal credit can passport you to free prescriptions but it depends on your circumstances and household income. 

    If you don't qualify there's also the NHS Low Income Scheme you could consider.

    Eligibility criteria on Universal Credit

    You qualify if, on the date you claim help with health costs:

    you receive Universal Credit and either had no earnings or had net earnings of £435 or less in your last Universal Credit assessment period

    or

    you receive Universal Credit, which includes an element for a child, or you (or your partner) had limited capability for work (LCW) or limited capability for work and work-related activity (LCWRA), and you either had no earnings or net earnings of £935 or less in your last Universal Credit assessment period

    Note: If you're part of a couple, the net earning threshold applies to your combined net earnings.

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