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Teeth. Can I get free dental treatment?

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legless1
legless1 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi , I am new here , I was wondering if it is possible to get free dental treatment,  I am a pensioner and on full pip, but my wife is still working,  am I eligible for free treatment please. Thank you 😊 legless1.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,159 Disability Gamechanger
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    State Pension and PIP do not automatically entitle you to free dental treatment. If you're claiming Pension credit you will be entitled. If not then you can apply for the NHS low income scheme but you will need to fill out a form and wait for the decision before any treatment. https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/help-with-health-costs/nhs-low-income-scheme-lis/

    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.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
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    Welcome to the community @legless1 :) I hope that poppy123456's comment has helped. Have you had a chance to take a look at the link? 

    Are you having dental problems at the moment? 

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • legless1
    legless1 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    I have no bottom teeth , and finding it hard to eat food.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,159 Disability Gamechanger
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    Have a read of the link i posted for the low Income scheme but you will need to fill out the form and wait for a decision before claiming for any possible treatment.
    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.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
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    I can imagine that'd make it difficult to eat @legless1. Have you found other ways of being able to consume the calories you need? 

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • racyguy
    racyguy Community member Posts: 560 Pioneering
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    legless1 said:
    I have no bottom teeth , and finding it hard to eat food.
    Neither have I for the past 22 years. You learn to suck your food.
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,115 Disability Gamechanger
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    racyguy said:
    legless1 said:
    I have no bottom teeth , and finding it hard to eat food.
    Neither have I for the past 22 years. You learn to suck your food.
    or look into the possibility of getting free treatment?

    2024 Election won

  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    The problem is finding a dentist that will take on NHS patients the first place never mind getting the treatment for free 

    I'm desperate for treatment but can't afford to go private I would be eligible for free treatment but would be happy to pay nhs price if I could find one
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