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Dental treatments on the NHS for job seekers?
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Old 22-06-2008, 10:06 PM
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Default Dental treatments on the NHS for job seekers?

Hi i was just wondering if someone who is not claiming job seekers allowance but just doing the job seekers bit everyweek still entitled to a reduced price on dental treatments on the NHS?

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Old 22-06-2008, 10:10 PM
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Why are you not in receipt of JSA?
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Old 22-06-2008, 10:11 PM
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Fill in a HC1 form, which you can get from your job centre.
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Old 22-06-2008, 10:13 PM
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Fill in a HC1 form, which you can get from your job centre.
Which will not help at all if the OP has a lot of savings, or a partner with a high income.
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Old 22-06-2008, 10:25 PM
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Why are you not in receipt of JSA?
well i was entitled to some compensation some time ago, i have provided the job centre with the information and they said i wasnt within the criteria to receive job seekers allowance but i still go every week to sign on and look for work so if i dont recieve the allowance will i not get any help with NHS dental treatment?
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Old 22-06-2008, 10:27 PM
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It sounds like you are not entitled because you have too much capital (above 16K?). In that case, you will not be entitled to assistance with health costs.
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Old 22-06-2008, 10:30 PM
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Pay into the NHS for 30 years, and get sod all out!!
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It sounds like you are not entitled because you have too much capital (above 16K?). In that case, you will not be entitled to assistance with health costs.
what if you have a bit less than 16k would it still be the same?
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Pay into the NHS for 30 years, and get sod all out!!
can you elaborate please?
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what if you have a bit less than 16k would it still be the same?
Capital over 6K will affect your claim, with 16K meaning you are entitled to nothing at all. Remember that this will take into account anything that you have in any bank accounts, not just any lump sums you may have.

Do you have a partner?
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Old 22-06-2008, 10:44 PM
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Pay into the NHS for 30 years, and get sod all out!!

so you dont visit the doctors or use hospital facilities then? if not, then you're very lucky!
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Hi i was just wondering if someone who is not claiming job seekers allowance but just doing the job seekers bit everyweek still entitled to a reduced price on dental treatments on the NHS?

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Hi, I also sign on to Jobseekers but am not entitled to any money due to savings, but DO get my NI contributions paid. As I am Jobseeking, I AM entitled to free NHS dental care for common treatments ( not cosmetic stuff) as are you. Just tell the receptionist at your NHS dentist you are a Jobseeker, provide proof and they will do the rest.

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Hi, I also sign on to Jobseekers but am not entitled to any money due to savings, but DO get my NI contributions paid. As I am Jobseeking, I AM entitled to free NHS dental care for common treatments ( not cosmetic stuff) as are you. Just tell the receptionist at your NHS dentist you are a Jobseeker, provide proof and they will do the rest.

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it depends if its income based OR contribution based. you should have a book to take with you as proof. if you are entitled to free nhs treatment then you are entitled to all treatments available on the nhs.
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Hi, I also sign on to Jobseekers but am not entitled to any money due to savings, but DO get my NI contributions paid. As I am Jobseeking, I AM entitled to free NHS dental care for common treatments ( not cosmetic stuff) as are you. Just tell the receptionist at your NHS dentist you are a Jobseeker, provide proof and they will do the rest.

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oh wow thats music to my ears

so fillings doesnt come under cosmetics?

what proof would i need to provide?

thanks
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it depends if its income based OR contribution based. you should have a book to take with you as proof. if you are entitled to free nhs treatment then you are entitled to all treatments available on the nhs.
whats the difference between income based and contribution based, so if you are entitled to free dental care you will have some kind of book?
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Old 22-06-2008, 11:01 PM
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I believe you will find you are entitled to free NHS dental treatment if you are on Income-Based JSA, not simply signing on without JSA or getting Contribution-Based JSA. So the proof you need is that you receive IB JSA.
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I believe you will find you are entitled to free NHS dental treatment if you are on Income-Based JSA, not simply signing on without JSA or getting Contribution-Based JSA. So the proof you need is that you receive IB JSA.
Most people have a book, or a letter.
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I believe you will find you are entitled to free NHS dental treatment if you are on Income-Based JSA, not simply signing on without JSA or getting Contribution-Based JSA. So the proof you need is that you receive IB JSA.
what is income based jsa?
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oh wow thats music to my ears

so fillings doesnt come under cosmetics?

what proof would i need to provide?

thanks

you wouldnt be able to have white fillings on back teeth or anything else thats classed as cosmetic. in other words, you can have the treatment that you need, not the treatment that you neccessarily (sp?) want
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I believe you will find you are entitled to free NHS dental treatment if you are on Income-Based JSA, not simply signing on without JSA or getting Contribution-Based JSA. So the proof you need is that you receive IB JSA.
so does the job centre decide wether you are income based etc sorry im new to all this
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