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Free prescriptions and PIP

cally1cally1 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited November 2018 in Finances and extra costs
I want to no please can we get free meds on p i p please 


  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @cally1

    Welcome it’s great to meet you today.

    We have got some good info on pip here on our site.

    I have posted a link below for you.

    Please please let me know if I can help you further???
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,856 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @cally1, and welcome!

    The following information is from the NHS Help With Health Costs page:

    You can get free NHS prescriptions if, at the time the prescription is dispensed, you:
    • are 60 or over
    • are under 16
    • are 16 to 18 and in full-time education
    • are pregnant or have had a baby in the previous 12 months and have a valid maternity exemption certificate (MatEx)
    • have a specified medical condition and have a valid medical exemption certificate (MedEx)
    • have a continuing physical disability that prevents you going out without help from another person and have a valid MedEx
    • hold a valid war pension exemption certificate and the prescription is for your accepted disability
    • are an NHS inpatient
    You're also entitled to free prescriptions if you or your partner – including civil partner – receive, or you're under the age of 20 and the dependant of someone receiving:
    • Income Support
    • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
    • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
    • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit

    If none of the above are applicable, you can apply for the Low Income Scheme for full or partial help towards prescriptions and other medical costs.
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