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Does my pensioner neighbour qualify for the 326 cost of living payment?

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2022
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    Everybody over 60 in England gets free prescriptions (in Scotland and Wales they are free regardless of age). For dental treatment he has to pay unless getting Pension Credit.

    it would help if you could provide details the letter.
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  • pee14
    pee14 Community member Posts: 172 Courageous
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    @poppy123456 @calcotti
    Great thankyou both for your help here.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 55,313 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2022
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    pee14 said:
    pee14 said:
    That still makes no sense because savings of less than £10,000 for those of state pension age are disregarded.
    Im wondering if he’s claiming Severe disability premium which increases entitlement to Pension Credit but he’s not entitled to SDP because his son lives with him, which means he needs to ring Pension Credit and tell them his son lives with him. 
    When did his son start living with him? You said the letter was dated 2021. 

    Yes they know he's living that's why he couldn't claim the support, so the letter saying he's been topped up is a mystery,  can he email them ? Do you have a link? He's no good phone, also what about his prescriptions will he have to pay for them ? Sorry, they know his son his with him that's why he couldn't claim the SDP

    Then he's not claiming Pension Credit.


    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 55,313 Disability Gamechanger
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    For free dental treatment he can apply for the NHS low Income Scheme by filling out the HC2 form. https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-low-income-scheme

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    For free dental treatment he can apply for the NHS low Income Scheme by filling out the HC2 form. https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-low-income-scheme
    Good point. Thanks for adding.

    He should also be claiming Council Tax Reduction (and if renting Housing Benefit).
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  • pee14
    pee14 Community member Posts: 172 Courageous
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    @poppy123456
    Great information thankyou Poppy 
  • pee14
    pee14 Community member Posts: 172 Courageous
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    calcotti said:
    For free dental treatment he can apply for the NHS low Income Scheme by filling out the HC2 form. https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-low-income-scheme
    Good point. Thanks for adding.

    He should also be claiming Council Tax Reduction (and if renting Housing Benefit).
    @calcotti
    Yes he gets council tax reduction and also housing benefit .Thankyou.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,983 Disability Gamechanger
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    You are welcome @pee14. It is the very least you deserve.

    Please don't hesitate to let us know if we can do anything else to help. We are all here for you and listening to you  :)
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