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    • DancingDragons
    • By DancingDragons 15th Mar 17, 9:52 AM
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    CHECK YOUR NHS Exemption Card
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    • 15th Mar 17, 9:52 AM
    CHECK YOUR NHS Exemption Card 15th Mar 17 at 9:52 AM
    If you have an exemption card please check the date it is valid from and to.

    I'm self employed as is my partner. In our third year our profits pushed us up into another bracket for benefits. Just.
    In many ways we were pleased the business is now allowing us to stand on our own feet without a support net. But with all the changes happening at the moment we're getting caught out left right and centre.

    Up until recently the Exemption Card ran from April to April. This has changed through the fact that many are reporting higher returns mid year. There is no warning the card expires, or needs renewing. Yes I am aware that I need to keep track of these things. There are SO many things to keep track of though aren't there?

    If you have an NHS Exemption Card be sure it's still valid. The fees incured aren't worth it.

    (In our case it would take us back down to the lower tax bracket )
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    • CHRISSYG
    • By CHRISSYG 15th Mar 17, 9:57 AM
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    Theres a clear expiry date on the card , mine runs for 5 years.
    • Pennywise
    • By Pennywise 15th Mar 17, 10:19 AM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 10:19 AM
    There are SO many things to keep track of though aren't there?
    Originally posted by DancingDragons
    We all really need to start using our mobile phones and tablets more. There are free and simple apps for deadlines/reminders if your device doesn't come with something pre-loaded.

    The days of getting paper reminders in the post are over, so it's time to use our devices for something useful.

    Just takes a few seconds to add in a new reminder/deadline - probably less time to post a social media update.
    • TELLIT01
    • By TELLIT01 15th Mar 17, 10:51 AM
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    All very well if you use smartphones or tablets. Many people, particularly those of more mature years, don't have either.
    I'm not exactly in my dotage, but I only got a smartphone a couple of years ago and my missus got hers a few months ago. Neither of us really need, or want, the functionality of smartphones. All we want to do is make calls and the odd bit of texting. The major driver to get smartphones is that it's easier to text on them.
    • borkid
    • By borkid 15th Mar 17, 12:02 PM
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    All very well if you use smartphones or tablets. Many people, particularly those of more mature years, don't have either.
    I'm not exactly in my dotage, but I only got a smartphone a couple of years ago and my missus got hers a few months ago. Neither of us really need, or want, the functionality of smartphones. All we want to do is make calls and the odd bit of texting. The major driver to get smartphones is that it's easier to text on them.
    Originally posted by TELLIT01
    The idea is still the same though make a note of it. I write such notes on my wall calendar. It's a case of being really organised. If it is for next year then I make a note at the end of the calendar to update when I make the new one.
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 15th Mar 17, 12:06 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 12:06 PM
    All very well if you use smartphones or tablets. Many people, particularly those of more mature years, don't have either.
    I'm not exactly in my dotage, but I only got a smartphone a couple of years ago and my missus got hers a few months ago. Neither of us really need, or want, the functionality of smartphones. All we want to do is make calls and the odd bit of texting. The major driver to get smartphones is that it's easier to text on them.
    Originally posted by TELLIT01


    Thank goodness we aren't the only ones. My phone is very basic and only used for emergency calls or to ask someone to collect me from an appointment. My husband uses his only slightly more (I call him from home so he has no mobile cost) and he doesn't use the smart parts of his company phone, either.


    If we keep on passing tasks on to technology the brains of our species will soon deteriorate from lack of use and judging by recent media footage some don't have much brain, even now.
    • Stoodles
    • By Stoodles 15th Mar 17, 12:09 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 12:09 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 12:09 PM
    It is worth being aware that even if you qualify for free prescriptions by reason of being on life time medication the card itself still expires after five years.
    • TELLIT01
    • By TELLIT01 15th Mar 17, 12:13 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 12:13 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 12:13 PM
    If we keep on passing tasks on to technology the brains of our species will soon deteriorate from lack of use and judging by recent media footage some don't have much brain, even now.
    Originally posted by teddysmum
    Just look around you when walking around town for confirmation of the above! I've lost count of the number of times people have walked into me because they have their head down texting whilst walking. To be honest I'm surprised some of them have sufficient brain cells to to both at once
    At one time I used to step out of their way, but not any more.
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 15th Mar 17, 12:28 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 12:28 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 12:28 PM
    Just look around you when walking around town for confirmation of the above! I've lost count of the number of times people have walked into me because they have their head down texting whilst walking. To be honest I'm surprised some of them have sufficient brain cells to to both at once
    At one time I used to step out of their way, but not any more.
    Originally posted by TELLIT01


    Some don't.


    Yesterday, the man who did my boiler service, said that he had been to Manchester, last week and was shocked to see, in the flesh, the drug zombies featured in the papers and on tv, recently.
    • NYM
    • By NYM 15th Mar 17, 1:17 PM
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    ....


    If we keep on passing tasks on to technology the brains of our species will soon deteriorate from lack of use and judging by recent media footage some don't have much brain, even now.
    Originally posted by teddysmum

    I can totally understand this.....

    One of my almost 16 yr olds attempted to cut his fingernails but was having tremendous problems actually holding the scissors whilst at the same time texting on one mobile and responding to something else on his other mobile. He looked astonished when I told him to put the phones down!

    Life can be oh so difficult being a teenager
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 15th Mar 17, 4:25 PM
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    I can totally understand this.....

    One of my almost 16 yr olds attempted to cut his fingernails but was having tremendous problems actually holding the scissors whilst at the same time texting on one mobile and responding to something else on his other mobile. He looked astonished when I told him to put the phones down!

    Life can be oh so difficult being a teenager
    Originally posted by NYM


    Ah but you forget that it's females who can multitask.


    Same with dogs. I had a girlie (site won't let you use the proper term) who would cram toys I her mouth, holding the last by just one tooth and a couple of boys who would hold one toy and cry because they couldn't work out how to pick up another, without dropping something.
    • xXMessedUpXx
    • By xXMessedUpXx 15th Mar 17, 6:32 PM
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    Mines valid till april, the one from april will be valid till october. They always have the same expiry dates on mine.
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    • adviceforall
    • By adviceforall 15th Mar 17, 6:54 PM
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    I got caught out like that as well. As said its normally for a year, well every other one i've had has been. Received the card put it away for safe keeping and only when I saw it again i realised it was only for 7 months !!!!
    • ceb1995
    • By ceb1995 15th Mar 17, 7:42 PM
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    Is it a tax credit exemption card? I think they all expire in April and October now. Pharmacies can save your card details in your medical record so you can always call them to ask when it runs out.
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    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 15th Mar 17, 7:55 PM
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    No worry if you are still entitled and the card expires, as you can pay, keep the receipt and claim your money back.
    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 16th Mar 17, 1:11 PM
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    No worry if you are still entitled and the card expires, as you can pay, keep the receipt and claim your money back.
    Originally posted by teddysmum
    I had 1 card until 2015 I think

    Is there anyway to request an upto date card?
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