Can you get free dental treatment in all circumstances?

Discussion in 'UK Tax Credits and Benefits' started by Rob Beattie, Jul 29, 2003.

  1. Rob Beattie

    Rob Beattie Guest

    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?
     
    Rob Beattie, Jul 29, 2003
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  2. Rob Beattie

    Jimmy Guest

    "Rob Beattie" <rob@/remove/ghosh.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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.
     
    Jimmy, Jul 29, 2003
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  3. Rob Beattie

    Jimmy Guest

    "Fred" <> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Rob Beattie" <rob@/remove/ghosh.co.uk> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > 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
     
    Jimmy, Jul 29, 2003
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  4. Rob Beattie

    Fred Guest

    "Jimmy" <> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Fred" <> wrote in message
    > news:3f26ad6f$0$205$...
    > >
    > > "Rob Beattie" <rob@/remove/ghosh.co.uk> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > > > 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.
     
    Fred, Jul 29, 2003
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  5. Rob Beattie

    John Guest

    "Fred" <> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Jimmy" <> wrote in message
    > news:bg6bqu$kuonn$-berlin.de...
    > >
    > > "Fred" <> wrote in message
    > > news:3f26ad6f$0$205$...
    > > >
    > > > "Rob Beattie" <rob@/remove/ghosh.co.uk> wrote in message
    > > > news:...
    > > > > 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
     
    John, Jul 29, 2003
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  6. In article <3f26c4bf$0$200$>,
    says...
    > Subject: Re: Can you get free dental treatment in all circumstances?
    > From: "Fred" <>
    > Newsgroups: uk.gov.social-security
    >
    >
    > "Jimmy" <> wrote in message
    > news:bg6bqu$kuonn$-berlin.de...
    > >
    > > "Fred" <> wrote in message
    > > news:3f26ad6f$0$205$...
    > > >
    > > > "Rob Beattie" <rob@/remove/ghosh.co.uk> wrote in message
    > > > news:...
    > > > > 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
     
    Pat Winstanley, Jul 29, 2003
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  7. In article <3f26c4bf$0$200$>,
    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
     
    Pat Winstanley, Jul 29, 2003
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  8. Rob Beattie

    John Guest

    "Pat Winstanley" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > In article <3f26c4bf$0$200$>,
    > 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.
     
    John, Jul 29, 2003
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