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    I'm 23, a UK resident and in full time education. Am I entitled to any help with anual dentist or optician costs?

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    (Original post by ImNotSuperman)
    I'm 23, a UK resident and in full time education. Am I entitled to any help with anual dentist or optician costs?

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    Fill in a HC1 form and then you might get something off.
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    (Original post by ImNotSuperman)
    I'm 23, a UK resident and in full time education. Am I entitled to any help with anual dentist or optician costs?

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    Yes I am afraid, except you are in receipt of benefits etc. You can get a voucher that covers an optician cost though. I think The Mirror Newspaper has a free Specsavers eye test (selected stores) voucher at the back of their paper, which you tear off.


    "You may get help with the cost of glasses or contact lenses if you: are aged under 16, or aged under 19 and in full-time education or. are eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher (your ophthalmic practitioner will advise you on your entitlement) a prisoner on leave from prison" http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthc...carecosts.aspx
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    Just to add to the above - some opticians (I know Specsavers do, for example) may offer student discounts with a uni / NUS card.
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    You can, I filled in a HC1 form and I get my prescriptions and dental treatment free now.
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    (Original post by ImNotSuperman)
    I'm 23, a UK resident and in full time education. Am I entitled to any help with anual dentist or optician costs?

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    It depends on your income- if you fill in an HC1 form, you have to declare all sources of income like loans, parental contribution,, part time job e.c.t- the NHS may give you free treatment if you aren't earning much at all, or they might say you have to pay the first however much towards treatment.
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    (Original post by OU Student)
    Just to add to the above - some opticians (I know Specsavers do, for example) may offer student discounts with a uni / NUS card.
    Please don't go to Specsavers OP! (Have to say this every time I see Specsavers mentioned :P )

    But to answer the question:

    http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthc...carecosts.aspx

    http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthc...ntalcosts.aspx
 
 
 
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