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    • Jummy
    • By Jummy 29th Jun 06, 9:45 AM
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    NHS Exemption Card....haven't received mine yet
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    • 29th Jun 06, 9:45 AM
    NHS Exemption Card....haven't received mine yet 29th Jun 06 at 9:45 AM
    Hi
    My partner and i receive WTC and CTC and our income is below 15,000.
    I have not received our exemption cards yet and just wondered if any of you are still waiting for yours.
    I have a dentist appointment this week and haven't got a card to show them,so I'm wondering if they might make me pay for my treatment.
    Can i just show the dentist my award letter for now until the cards arrive?
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  • kenshaz
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    • 29th Jun 06, 9:53 AM
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    • 29th Jun 06, 9:53 AM
    Yes,but it depends on him or her if they accept it
  • Purdy_1
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    • 29th Jun 06, 10:09 AM
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    • 29th Jun 06, 10:09 AM
    Mine arrived on Tuesday. Yours maybe on its way.
  • Astaroth
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    • 29th Jun 06, 10:12 AM
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    • 29th Jun 06, 10:12 AM
    I have medical exemption (rather than financial) and whilst I waited for my card to arrive I was told to pay and keep the receipts for reclaiming the costs afterwards... I dont know if it would be the same for financial exemption
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  • madhouse
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    • 29th Jun 06, 11:36 AM
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    • 29th Jun 06, 11:36 AM
    I phoned them a couple of weeks ago to say I'd not received it and they sent it out straight away. It took a week to be delivered.
  • Scarlett1
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    • 29th Jun 06, 11:49 AM
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    • 29th Jun 06, 11:49 AM
    where do you get the excemption cards from ? when I have treatment I sign a form for excemption so having a card would be easier
    • Becles
    • By Becles 29th Jun 06, 1:26 PM
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    • #7
    • 29th Jun 06, 1:26 PM
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    • 29th Jun 06, 1:26 PM
    I got one even though my circumstances have changed and I'm no longer entitled to free prescriptions :confused:

    I phoned up and just got told to destroy it.
    Here I go again on my own....
    • Chrysalis
    • By Chrysalis 29th Jun 06, 6:47 PM
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    • 29th Jun 06, 6:47 PM
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    • 29th Jun 06, 6:47 PM
    you talking about hc2 certs?
    • olgadapolga
    • By olgadapolga 29th Jun 06, 10:27 PM
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    • 29th Jun 06, 10:27 PM
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    • 29th Jun 06, 10:27 PM
    If you ring their helpline 0845 609 9299, they will give you the new certificate numbers which you can then give to the dentist/pharmacist etc.

    I rang them yesterday to ask if our cards had been sent out and was told the above and advised that that the certificates should be with us by mid-July . . . they turned up in this morning's post (letter was dated 28th May though!).
    • pinchez
    • By pinchez 5th Jul 06, 6:58 PM
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    pinchez
    My partner and I have one child and earn £24000 a year we are also in receipt of WTC and CTC.

    Would we be able to get a NHS Exemption Card and free dental treatment?
  • sandhabibi
    My partner and I have one child and earn £24000 a year we are also in receipt of WTC and CTC.

    Would we be able to get a NHS Exemption Card and free dental treatment?
    by pinchez
    I believe you have to have earnings under £15k a year.
  • sandhabibi
    Hi
    My partner and i receive WTC and CTC and our income is below 15,000.
    I have not received our exemption cards yet and just wondered if any of you are still waiting for yours.
    I have a dentist appointment this week and haven't got a card to show them,so I'm wondering if they might make me pay for my treatment.
    Can i just show the dentist my award letter for now until the cards arrive?
    by Jummy
    I didn't know I was entitled to this but recieved my cards in June, been claiming CTC since January.
    On my form that came with it this is stated-
    Refunds if you have already paid NHS charges and wish to make a claim for refund you must make yr claim within 3 months of-:
    -paying dental charges,prescription charges,wig/fabric support charges or hospital travel costs.
    -Paying a deposit or the full charge for glasses or contact lenses.
    -The date of the sight test.
    To claim a refund of NHS prescription charges you must have obtained a form FP57 (in England) from yr pharmacist,doctor or hospital when you paid for yr NHS prescription(you can't get one later) it tells you what to do.
    To claim a refund of other NHS charges get form HC5 available from benefit office or NHS hospitals, yr dentist or optician may have one to

    Hope this helps as got typers cramp now,
    Just seen website address too, www.ppa.org.uk
    • Jummy
    • By Jummy 6th Jul 06, 12:53 PM
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    The cards arrived this morning
  • ~Chameleon~
    Dental exemption cards
    Just found this old thread having googled for 'dental exemption cards' as I don't recall ever having received one and my dentist asked to see it recently but all I could show her was my benefit award letter :confused:

    It appears from this thread that they were sent out a couple of years ago so who do I go about contacting to get one please?
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  • subsoniccoyote
    Do you claim tax credits?

    You must meet the following criteria:
    You must have a household income of less than £15,050
    You must receive WTC & CTC or WTC with the disability element.

    If you meet this criteria you will automatically be sent your exemption card.

    If you dont claim Tax Credits you may still apply through the NHS Low Income Scheme. You can apply for assistance on an HC1 form - you would get this from your local Job Centre or by calling 0870 155 5455.

    http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTaxAndBenefits/BenefitsTaxCreditsAndOtherSupport/Illorinjured/DG_10018978
  • ~Chameleon~
    I meet the criteria and have done for the past 5 years, hence why I'm puzzled that I've never received a card and cue much embarrassment whilst at the dentist when they asked me to produce this card which I'd never even heard of!

    I'll have a look at the link you supplied and see if there's somewhere there I can apply for it.

    ETA: Hmmmm it seems I need to obtain form HC1, which my dentist could have supplied me with, to apply for the card :rolleyes:
    Last edited by ~Chameleon~; 17-10-2008 at 10:52 PM.
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    • GlasweJen
    • By GlasweJen 17th Oct 08, 11:40 PM
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    No I have an HC2 form AND an NHS exemption card. The HC2 form i had to apply for but the NHS card came through about 6 weeks after my tax credits was confirmed.
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  • alison999
    Yes,but it depends on him or her if they accept it
    Originally posted by kenshaz
    Not unless the letter says theyre entitled to free dental care.
  • edina
    I have a medical exemption card because of the tablets I'm on, that i need to take everyday. I can't get dental help with that can I? :confused:
  • alison999
    I have a medical exemption card because of the tablets I'm on, that i need to take everyday. I can't get dental help with that can I? :confused:
    Originally posted by edina
    No. Its a medical/prescription exemption card, NOT a tax credit exemption card
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