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Can you get free dental treatment in all circumstances?

 
 
Rob Beattie
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      07-29-2003, 04:53 PM
Hi everyone,
If you are claiming Working Tax credit then you are entitled to free
nhs dental treatment.
Does this mean that if you have a non nhs dentist then you canot claim
free treatment even if you are getting Working tax with an NHS tax
credit exemption cerftificate?
 
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Jimmy
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      07-29-2003, 05:01 PM

"Rob Beattie" <rob@/remove/ghosh.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Hi everyone,
> If you are claiming Working Tax credit then you are entitled to free
> nhs dental treatment.
> Does this mean that if you have a non nhs dentist then you canot claim
> free treatment even if you are getting Working tax with an NHS tax
> credit exemption cerftificate?


If you have a private, non NHS dentist, you cannot claim free treatment from
them. Find yourself an NHS dentist, although they are like gold dust round
here. Took me around 4 years of waiting to find a local one with places.


 
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      07-29-2003, 05:47 PM

"Fred" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>
> "Rob Beattie" <rob@/remove/ghosh.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > Hi everyone,
> > If you are claiming Working Tax credit then you are entitled to free
> > nhs dental treatment.

>
> Are you sure about this?


Who can get free NHS dental treatment?

a.. Children and young people under 18
b.. Young people aged 18 in full time education
c.. Women who are pregnant or have had a baby in the last 12 months
d.. People and their partner getting:
a.. Income Support
b.. Income based Jobseeker's allowance
c.. Family Credit (until 4 April 2000)
d.. Disability Working Allowance (until 4 April 2000)
e.. Working Families' Tax Credit (maximum credit or credit reduced by
70 or less)
f.. Disabled Person's Tax Credit (maximum credit or credit reduced by
70 or less)
g.. People and their partner with an HC2 certificate


 
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      07-29-2003, 07:00 PM

"Jimmy" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>
> "Fred" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:3f26ad6f$0$205$(E-Mail Removed)...
> >
> > "Rob Beattie" <rob@/remove/ghosh.co.uk> wrote in message
> > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > > Hi everyone,
> > > If you are claiming Working Tax credit then you are entitled to free
> > > nhs dental treatment.

> >
> > Are you sure about this?

>
> Who can get free NHS dental treatment?
>
> a.. Children and young people under 18
> b.. Young people aged 18 in full time education
> c.. Women who are pregnant or have had a baby in the last 12 months
> d.. People and their partner getting:
> a.. Income Support
> b.. Income based Jobseeker's allowance
> c.. Family Credit (until 4 April 2000)
> d.. Disability Working Allowance (until 4 April 2000)
> e.. Working Families' Tax Credit (maximum credit or credit reduced by
> 70 or less)
> f.. Disabled Person's Tax Credit (maximum credit or credit reduced by
> 70 or less)
> g.. People and their partner with an HC2 certificate
>
>


Many thanks. Is this criterion the same for free prescriptions? If so what
do I put on the back of the prescription? Is it a case of paying and then
claiming?

Just that you seem to loose these sort of perks when you claim WTC. Like no
free school dinners etc.


 
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John
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      07-29-2003, 07:39 PM

"Fred" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>
> "Jimmy" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:bg6bqu$kuonn$(E-Mail Removed)-berlin.de...
> >
> > "Fred" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > news:3f26ad6f$0$205$(E-Mail Removed)...
> > >
> > > "Rob Beattie" <rob@/remove/ghosh.co.uk> wrote in message
> > > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > > > Hi everyone,
> > > > If you are claiming Working Tax credit then you are entitled to free
> > > > nhs dental treatment.
> > >
> > > Are you sure about this?

> >
> > Who can get free NHS dental treatment?
> >
> > a.. Children and young people under 18
> > b.. Young people aged 18 in full time education
> > c.. Women who are pregnant or have had a baby in the last 12 months
> > d.. People and their partner getting:
> > a.. Income Support
> > b.. Income based Jobseeker's allowance
> > c.. Family Credit (until 4 April 2000)
> > d.. Disability Working Allowance (until 4 April 2000)
> > e.. Working Families' Tax Credit (maximum credit or credit reduced

by
> > 70 or less)
> > f.. Disabled Person's Tax Credit (maximum credit or credit reduced

by
> > 70 or less)
> > g.. People and their partner with an HC2 certificate
> >
> >

>
> Many thanks. Is this criterion the same for free prescriptions? If so

what
> do I put on the back of the prescription? Is it a case of paying and then
> claiming?
>
> Just that you seem to loose these sort of perks when you claim WTC. Like

no
> free school dinners etc.


Yes if you are entitled to fee dental treatment you are also entitled to
free prescriptions

Just put the NI number of the person who is claiming the benefit (yours or
your partners) on the back of the prescription on tick the relevant benefit
box


 
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      07-29-2003, 07:52 PM
In article <3f26c4bf$0$200$(E-Mail Removed)>,
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> Subject: Re: Can you get free dental treatment in all circumstances?
> From: "Fred" <(E-Mail Removed)>
> Newsgroups: uk.gov.social-security
>
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> "Jimmy" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:bg6bqu$kuonn$(E-Mail Removed)-berlin.de...
> >
> > "Fred" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > news:3f26ad6f$0$205$(E-Mail Removed)...
> > >
> > > "Rob Beattie" <rob@/remove/ghosh.co.uk> wrote in message
> > > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > > > Hi everyone,
> > > > If you are claiming Working Tax credit then you are entitled to free
> > > > nhs dental treatment.
> > >
> > > Are you sure about this?

> >
> > Who can get free NHS dental treatment?
> >
> > a.. Children and young people under 18
> > b.. Young people aged 18 in full time education
> > c.. Women who are pregnant or have had a baby in the last 12 months
> > d.. People and their partner getting:
> > a.. Income Support
> > b.. Income based Jobseeker's allowance
> > c.. Family Credit (until 4 April 2000)
> > d.. Disability Working Allowance (until 4 April 2000)
> > e.. Working Families' Tax Credit (maximum credit or credit reduced by
> > 70 or less)
> > f.. Disabled Person's Tax Credit (maximum credit or credit reduced by
> > 70 or less)
> > g.. People and their partner with an HC2 certificate
> >
> >

>
> Many thanks. Is this criterion the same for free prescriptions?
>


The criteria above are a bit out of date (for instance Working Families
Tax Credit no longer exists).

Try this for up to date rules on exemptions etc:

http://www.doh.gov.uk/nhscharges/taxcredits.htm

Also this:

http://www.doh.gov.uk/nhscharges/hc11.htm

 
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Pat Winstanley
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      07-29-2003, 07:59 PM
In article <3f26c4bf$0$200$(E-Mail Removed)>,
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> If so what
> do I put on the back of the prescription? Is it a case of paying and then
> claiming?
>
>


Ask for a form "HC5" from your local health authority (ring them - see
local phone book - and they will post one out to you). Use that form to
reclaim what you paid up front.

You will basically need the receipt (original) from the Chemist,
Dentist, Optician etc of what you paid, plus some proof (such as
photocopy of your WTC award notice) of why you qualify for an
exemption/reduction in order to get the refund.

Note that in the case of glasses you are unlikely to get the whole cost
back - just a portion of it.

http://www.doh.gov.uk/nhscharges/hc12.htm
 
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      07-29-2003, 08:03 PM

"Pat Winstanley" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> In article <3f26c4bf$0$200$(E-Mail Removed)>,
> (E-Mail Removed) says...
> > If so what
> > do I put on the back of the prescription? Is it a case of paying and

then
> > claiming?
> >
> >

>
> Ask for a form "HC5" from your local health authority (ring them - see
> local phone book - and they will post one out to you). Use that form to
> reclaim what you paid up front.
>
> You will basically need the receipt (original) from the Chemist,
> Dentist, Optician etc of what you paid, plus some proof (such as
> photocopy of your WTC award notice) of why you qualify for an
> exemption/reduction in order to get the refund.
>
> Note that in the case of glasses you are unlikely to get the whole cost
> back - just a portion of it.
>
> http://www.doh.gov.uk/nhscharges/hc12.htm


I get free glasses from my optitions with my NHS voucher. It is best to shop
around, some do frames and lenses that are covered by the voucher.
Specsavers have a value range called smart price that are covered by the
voucher. The voucher is worth 39 I think.


 
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