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I am currently in year 13 and I finished college last Friday but I need an eye appointment. I used to get them free as I was in full time education but now that I have finished when does this stop? Is it once you get your results or is it from the day you finish college (last Friday in my case)?

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If you're continuing onto university, then yes! That's what I did in your situation last year


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I am currently in year 13 and I finished college last Friday but I need an eye appointment. I used to get them free as I was in full time education but now that I have finished when does this stop? Is it once you get your results or is it from the day you finish college (last Friday in my case)?

Thank you in advance.
You'll be fine as the academic year ends on the 31st August. Just tick the exemption box on the back of the prescription that says '16, 17, or 18 and in full-time education'. I think it's box B.

If you go to university, you will still be able to get free prescriptions: fill out a form called HC2. You then pay for your prescriptions as normal (£8.05 per item at the moment), but you can then claim that money back if you get the pharmacist to sign a form. Ask your pharmacist for more details.
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Actually you need to show proof of continuing education. So take an offer letter with you.

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You'll be fine as the academic year ends on the 31st August. Just tick the exemption box on the back of the prescription that says '16, 17, or 18 and in full-time education'. I think it's box B.

If you go to university, you will still be able to get free prescriptions: fill out a form called HC2. You then pay for your prescriptions as normal (£8.05 per item at the moment), but you can then claim that money back if you get the pharmacist to sign a form. Ask your pharmacist for more details.
Being eligible for a HC2 certificate still depends on income at uni - once you have the certificate, you show it when you pick up a prescription and don't have to pay anything. You only have to claim money back if you don't have your certificate when you collect it. If the info given on your HC1 form doesn't entitle you to full help with a HC2 certificate, you may still be able for partial help with health costs with a HC3 certificate.

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