PRESCRIPTIONS AND UC

Created 01/06/2018
Some claimants of Universal Credit get help with free prescriptions and health benefits; those with net monthly
earnings of less than £435 (or no earnings) or for those with children or those classed as sick the earnings threshold
is higher- £935.
 
However the government has been slow in updating the form that clients use to declare that they do not have to pay.
 
The government say '..Not all help with health costs claim forms have a tick box for Universal Credit. If that's the case,
you should tick the box for income-based Jobseeker's Allowance instead.' The government has assured parliament-
'The NHS Business Services Authority has not issued any Penalty Charge Notices to claimants of Universal Credit who
meet the criteria for help with their health costs and who ticked the income-based Job Seekers Allowance box on
their prescription form.'
 
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