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Hi, my name is darren1961! Free dental care for people on ESA or PIP?

darren1961darren1961 Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited June 29 in Disabled people
Hi Everyone, I’ve just been following the discussion regarding free dental care. It says that if you or your partner receive ESA or PIP you are entitled to free dental care, does that mean that we are both entitled to it.
Darren

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  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,137

    Scope community team

    Hi @darren1961

    Welcome to the community, how are you? 

    I found this on the NHS website:

    "You're entitled to free NHS dental treatment if you or your spouse (including civil partner) receive:

    • Income Support
    • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
    • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
    • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
    • Universal Credit (in certain circumstances)"
    Does any of this apply to you?
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  • darren1961darren1961 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    My wife gets income- related Employment and Support Allowance. Does this mean that I also get free dental treatment. 
    Darren
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,137

    Scope community team

    It would appear so @darren1961, yes :) Of course this advice only applies to NHS dentists
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  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,196 Pioneering
    Hi Everyone, I’ve just been following the discussion regarding free dental care. It says that if you or your partner receive ESA or PIP you are entitled to free dental care, does that mean that we are both entitled to it.
    Darren
    PIP does not entitle anyone to free dental care but income based ESA does.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • darren1961darren1961 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    But does this mean we are both entitled to it.
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,484 Disability Gamechanger
    So the question is are you on her claim as a joint claimant? or not?
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,196 Pioneering
    edited June 29
    But does this mean we are both entitled to it.
    If it is income based ESA yes. If it is contribution based ESA no. See the information posted by Ross.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
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