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What help can I get

I get the lower rate pip and can you tell me do I get any help with dental treatment and glasses etc.. Many thanks. 

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  • Liam_Alumni
    Liam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,105 Pioneering
    Hi @uncfingers3,

    Disability Rights UK have a useful factsheet on their website about the different exemptions from dental treatment, perscriptions etc. which might be of interest to you.

    I have also moved this post into our 'Ask a Benefits Advisor' category, where @BenefitsTrainingCo may be able to advise further.
    Liam
  • BenefitsTrainingCo
    BenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,628 Pioneering
    Hi uncfingers3 

    dental treatment is free for those who receive income-based benefits such as Income Support and income-based Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). Low rate PIP is not among these, and will not entitle you to free dental in itsself, but it may be that as a result of the PIP you should be getting some other benefits.

    If you want to post all your household income and capital then we can do a benefit check, however if you don't fancy posting that online (and I would understand if you didn't!) then you could go to a Money Advice Service or Citizens Advice who could probably do you a benefit check - also local councils sometimes have benefit check services for people on PIP.

    You could also have a look online at https://benefits-calculator.turn2us.org.uk/AboutYou or https://benefits-calculator.turn2us.org.uk/AboutYou

    Hope this helps!

    Mary
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