Am I entitled to free prescriptions and a refund?

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For the last few years, age 18-23 I have been severely unwell and paying for prescriptions using the pre paid method (£30 every 3 months)


I am 23 years old

I have been in full time education for 5 years

I had a part time job during uni

I never paid tax out of my wage

I received student loans during my degree

I am due to receive more student finance for my masters

I am receiving enhanced daily living PIP

I currently work full time and earn 1300 max per month

I have seen my GP and other professionals regularly for 10 years

I was signed off work sick by my GP for 6 months and have doctors notes as evidence


Am I entitled to free prescriptions?
Am I eligible for a refund?
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For the last few years, age 18-23 I have been severely unwell and paying for prescriptions using the pre paid method (£30 every 3 months)


I am 23 years old

I have been in full time education for 5 years

I had a part time job during uni

I never paid tax out of my wage

I received student loans during my degree

I am due to receive more student finance for my masters

I am receiving enhanced daily living PIP

I currently work full time and earn 1300 max per month

I have seen my GP and other professionals regularly for 10 years

I was signed off work sick by my GP for 6 months and have doctors notes as evidence


Am I entitled to free prescriptions?
Am I eligible for a refund?
You could only get refund if you got an FP57 and were eligible at that time, you can only claim refunds for up to 3 months afterwards so you wouldn't be able to get a refund at this point.
As for free prescriptions unless your doctor says that you can apply for a medical exemption card, you probably earn too much to be entitled to anything to get free prescriptions ( i earn a similar wage to yourself and get three monthly ppcs as i m not eligible for free or reduced prescriptions). this explains what you have to have/ get to get free prescriptions
https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/hel...ription-costs/
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