Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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Income related ESA benefits

Hi my name is Michelle and have been on income related ESA for years but I still don’t know what I’m entitled to in relation of dental treatment and glasses as I also receive DLA and I also have the mobility car.
So any help I would be grateful for as I need to see the dentist and have a eye test for glasses.
many thanks Michelle 


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Income Related ESA will entitle you to free dental/prescriptions and eye tests but you need to make sure that it's Income related you're definitely claiming and not contribution based. I can't tell you the amount of people that get totally confused by this. Your DLA makes no difference to any of this. 
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • debsidoodebsidoo Member Posts: 327 Pioneering
    Hi @simoneeze
    If you are unsure of exactly what you’ll be entitled to as regards the Opticians.If you go in they will tell you exactly how much you can claim towards frames lenses etc.The same applies to your dental treatment.You will need to take proof of which benefit you get in with you before they can allocate the vouchers.
  • simoneezesimoneeze Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thanks for your help and yes I do get income related ESA because I checked.
    But I will take my forms with me to be checked over anyway.
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