Unemployed and presriptions


Z

Zen83237

Is that right if I am on conribution based JSA I have to pay for my
presriptions. Why don't they just kick me in the bollocks every fortnight
when I go to sign on.

Kevin
 
Ad

Advertisements

M

Mike

Zen83237 said:
Is that right if I am on conribution based JSA I have to pay for my
presriptions. Why don't they just kick me in the bollocks every fortnight
when I go to sign on.

Kevin
I've forwarded your request to James Purnell.

As with everyone not on a means tested benefit or suffering from certain
specific conditions, you can apply for exemption on low income grounds.
I can't be certain but I believe the form is an HC1 and many
mani POs stock them. Finding a PO might be tricky!

Mike
 
G

Gran

Is that right if I am on conribution based JSA I have to pay for my
presriptions. Why don't they just kick me in the bollocks every fortnight
when I go to sign on.

Kevin
An alternative is to develop one of the life-threatening drug
dependant illnesses on the list that allow you free scrips. I did.

I'd actually prefer not to have done.
 
Ad

Advertisements

M

mart2306

This bit made me laugh "Entitlement to help with health costs (NHS
prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs) is based
on the principle that those who can afford to contribute should do so;"

So the soon to be millions of unemployed are deemed able to afford to
contribute.

Kevin- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -
Many unemployed are deemed unable to afford to contribute. Which just
means more cost is paid for by general taxation.

Martin <><
 
M

Mike

Gran said:
An alternative is to develop one of the life-threatening drug
dependant illnesses on the list that allow you free scrips. I did.

I'd actually prefer not to have done.
No pleasing some people.

That said not all the conditions are life threatening. My mum get them
after having her thyroid removed, free scrips for life for everything.

She tried to persuade the doctor she was impotent - I think my dad put
her up to it.

Mike
 
M

mart2306

No pleasing some people.

That said not all the conditions are life threatening.  My mum get them
after having her thyroid removed, free scrips for life for everything.

She tried to persuade the doctor she was impotent - I think my dad put
her up to it.

Mike
There's a guy in my village got his doctor to recommend free
prescriptions due to his constant need for stuff. 64% burns, so plenty
of stuff needed.
Far as I know, he got it simply because of his doctor. He didn't meet
the conditions of the HC1 in terms of income or benefit.

Martin <><
 
M

Mike

There's a guy in my village got his doctor to recommend free
prescriptions due to his constant need for stuff. 64% burns, so plenty
of stuff needed.
Far as I know, he got it simply because of his doctor. He didn't meet
the conditions of the HC1 in terms of income or benefit.

Martin <><

The recommendation is probably based on the frequent need and I dare say
the local practitioner committee decides after the doc recomends.

Mike
 
Ad

Advertisements

A

Andy Pandy

Zen83237 said:
Is that right if I am on conribution based JSA I have to pay for my
presriptions.
No. It's just that JSA(C) doesn't automatically entitle you. Other things might.
Eg if you're getting CTC and your income is below £15k you should get an tax
credits exemption certificate.
 
Ad

Advertisements


Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Similar Threads

USA UTAH unemployment tax 2
Unemployment 8
Unemployment Taxes 0
Unemployment Compensation 1
unemployment and BK 0
Unemployment Question 2
Signing on as unemployed 27
UNemployment benefits 4

Top