Free dental treatment on Income Support/DLA


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Billy

I'm going to see an NHS dentist tomorrow (probably to have a tooth
pulled by the looks of things) and I've just been reading up on the
information about entitlements to free treatment at:

http://www.nhs.uk/England/Dentists/DentalTreatment.cmsx

Just a quick query about the "Your dentist will ask for evidence that
you are entitled to free NHS dental treatment" line. I'm currently in
receipt of Disability Living Allowance and Income Support and I was
wondering what 'evidence' I need to take with me to show the dentist.
No biggie but I don't want to get there, then have to go home and come
back with the necessary documentation.

Will the latest letter from the social showing my IS entitlements
suffice? Thanks.
 
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Who me?

I'm going to see an NHS dentist tomorrow (probably to have a tooth
pulled by the looks of things) and I've just been reading up on the
information about entitlements to free treatment at:

http://www.nhs.uk/England/Dentists/DentalTreatment.cmsx

Just a quick query about the "Your dentist will ask for evidence that
you are entitled to free NHS dental treatment" line. I'm currently in
receipt of Disability Living Allowance and Income Support and I was
wondering what 'evidence' I need to take with me to show the dentist.
No biggie but I don't want to get there, then have to go home and come
back with the necessary documentation.

Will the latest letter from the social showing my IS entitlements
suffice? Thanks.
All you'll need is the award letter you got from the DWP and Jobcentre...
 
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Robbie

Who said:
All you'll need is the award letter you got from the DWP and Jobcentre...

Often a dentist will want more up to date proof. The DWP can send you a
letter stating you are in receipt of IS, but that will take a week or so
to arrive. In an emergency, a dentist will take whatever proof you have,
but if you have to return it would be better to get an up to date
entitlement letter.

Robbie
 

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