Free dental treatment/glasses when on DLA?


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Jack Riley

I am currently in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (higer-rate
care and lower-rate mobility) as well as Income Support with the
associated disability premiums.

I am aware that I am entitled to free prescriptions because I am on
IS, but does that mean that I will also be entitled to free dental/eye
care too? Someone told me this today, so I thought I'd check it out as
my teeth need work doing on them pretty badly...

If so, how/where do I go about claiming for this?
 
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Gordy

Jack Riley said:
I am currently in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (higer-rate
care and lower-rate mobility) as well as Income Support with the
associated disability premiums.

I am aware that I am entitled to free prescriptions because I am on
IS, but does that mean that I will also be entitled to free dental/eye
care too? Someone told me this today, so I thought I'd check it out as
my teeth need work doing on them pretty badly...

If so, how/where do I go about claiming for this?
From my experience you just pop in anywhere. Most Dentists and especially
opticians are used to dealing with people on benefits and have all the
necessary forms. Its really easy.

Gordy
 
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Robbie

From: "Gordy" (e-mail address removed)
Date: 02/04/04 00:06 GMT Daylight Time
Message-id: <[email protected]>




From my experience you just pop in anywhere. Most Dentists and especially
opticians are used to dealing with people on benefits and have all the
necessary forms. Its really easy.

Gordy
The hardest bit is actually finding a dentist. And when you do find one,
actually getting an appointment within 3 to 4 weeks.

Robbie
 
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bill

Best all round that you contact your nearest DWP office and ask them - they
will send you either a card or a letter will stop any embarressing
situations - some dentists and eye care depts are getting stricter now.

Bill
 
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Ted Hutchinson

am currently in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (higer-rate
care and lower-rate mobility) as well as Income Support with the
associated disability premiums.

I am aware that I am entitled to free prescriptions because I am on
IS, but does that mean that I will also be entitled to free dental/eye
care too? Someone told me this today, so I thought I'd check it out as
my teeth need work doing on them pretty badly...

If so, how/where do I go about claiming for this?
See booklet HC11 Help with health charges
http://www.dh.gov.uk/assetRoot/04/07/80/85/04078085.pdf

Although for your case it isn't relevant as you are getting Income
Support others may care to note that many are getting DLA mobility
components on the grounds they need help getting around and may also
therefore qualify for free prescriptions as – you have a continuing
physical disability which means you cannot go out without the help of
another person. (See page 30 of HC11)
 
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Big Bill

The hardest bit is actually finding a dentist. And when you do find one,
actually getting an appointment within 3 to 4 weeks.

Robbie
I'm moving on to Incapacity Benefit. Does this entitle me to free
dental treatment? I'm not interested in the eye bit as I have Graves
Disease and an ulcer in one eye so I'm in and out of hospital anyway
for treatment of that (just keeps getting better, don't it?).

BB
 
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Big Bill

Best all round that you contact your nearest DWP office and ask them - they
will send you either a card or a letter will stop any embarressing
situations - some dentists and eye care depts are getting stricter now.

Bill
DWP?

BB
 
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Temperance

I have a sneaky feeling that unless you are on income support and have
exemption due to low income that you cannot get free Dental treatment. I was
refused because hubby had savings but got free Prescriptions due to needing
somebody with me when I go out.

selkie
 
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Ted Hutchinson

I have a sneaky feeling that unless you are on income support and have
exemption due to low income that you cannot get free Dental treatment. I was
refused because hubby had savings but got free Prescriptions due to needing
somebody with me when I go out.
NHS DENTAL TREATMENT
You can get free NHS dental treatment if:
• when the treatment starts you are:
• aged under 18
• aged 18 in full-time education
• pregnant, or have borne a child in the 12 months before treatment
starts
• an NHS in-patient and the treatment is carried out by the hospital
dentist
• an NHS Hospital Dental Service out-patient*
• a Community Dental Service patient.*
• when the treatment starts or when the charge is made:
• you are getting, or your partner gets:
– Income Support
– Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (Incapacity Benefit
or Disability Living Allowance do not count as they are not
income-related)
– Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
• you are entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption
certificate
• you are named on a valid HC2 certificate.

Partial help: if you are named on a valid HC3 certificate you might
get some help towards the cost of your NHS dental treatment.
War pensioners – read page 28.
WALES – FREE NHS DENTAL EXAMINATION
In addition to the above, you get free NHS dental examinations in
Wales if you are aged under 25, or 60 or over, on the day you are
examined.

All from the guide linked to above
http://www.dh.gov.uk/assetRoot/04/07/80/85/04078085.pdf
 

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