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Free prescriptions: Full list of groups eligible to get their NHS prescription for free

According to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) people are entitled to free NHS prescriptions if the annual family income used to work out tax credits is £15,276 or less.

They will also be eligible if they claim Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit paid together, or Working Tax Credit including a disability element.

Some Universal Credit claimants also qualify for this help towards prescription costs.

This is typically for applicants who earn £435 or less, or £935 if they have responsibility for a child.

On the Government website, it states that Britons are also entitled to free prescriptions if they or their partner receive, or they’re under the age of 20 and the dependent of someone receiving:

Income Support

Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

Pension Credit Guarantee Credit

Universal Credit, if meeting the criteria

This includes those in civil partnerships.


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