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Pension Credit free dental care?

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I have a neighbour who receives pension credit.

He wants to have some dental work done, removal of some teeth and dentures fitted. Does anyone know if he has to pay for this or is he in any way entitled to have this work done for free?

I read that some people are entitled to free NHS dental treatment depending the benefits they receive but haven't the foggiest how any of this works.

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  • NYM
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  • billywilly
    billywilly Posts: 468 Forumite
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    NYM wrote: »


    Just to clarify, only those receiving GUARANTEED Pension Credit will be entitled to free help.

    Those on ordinary Pension Credit will not.
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    billywilly wrote: »
    Just to clarify, only those receiving GUARANTEED Pension Credit will be entitled to free help.

    Those on ordinary Pension Credit will not.

    What on earth is 'ordinary Pension Credit?'

    As far as I am aware, there are only two types of Pension Credit - Guaranteed Pension Credit and Savings Pension Credit.
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  • billywilly
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    What on earth is 'ordinary Pension Credit?'

    As far as I am aware, there are only two types of Pension Credit - Guaranteed Pension Credit and Savings Pension Credit.

    Sorry that is what I meant.
  • dodger1
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    RoyaleMale wrote: »
    I have a neighbour who receives pension credit.

    He wants to have some dental work done, removal of some teeth and dentures fitted. Does anyone know if he has to pay for this or is he in any way entitled to have this work done for free?

    I read that some people are entitled to free NHS dental treatment depending the benefits they receive but haven't the foggiest how any of this works.

    Is the work necessary or just something he wants done? As already mentioned if he is receiving the guarantee part of pension credit then yes, treatment is free but only if necessary.
    It's someone else's fault.
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