Child Benefit and Free Prescriptions

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I think I am right in understanding that I will carry on getting Child Benefit for my daughter until the end of August (she is currently taking her A levels). Please would anyone happen to know if this means that she will still get free prescriptions also until the end of August?

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  • pmlindyloo
    pmlindyloo Posts: 13,051 Forumite
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    katies_mum wrote: »
    I think I am right in understanding that I will carry on getting Child Benefit for my daughter until the end of August (she is currently taking her A levels). Please would anyone happen to know if this means that she will still get free prescriptions also until the end of August?

    Thank you.

    What is she going to be doing after she finishes her A levels? (makes a difference to the answer :))
  • katies_mum
    katies_mum Posts: 2,349 Forumite
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    Hi, she finishes her A levels on the 23rd June and then she is hoping to find employment or an apprenticeship, she is not wanting to go to University.
  • pmlindyloo
    pmlindyloo Posts: 13,051 Forumite
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    katies_mum wrote: »
    Hi, she finishes her A levels on the 23rd June and then she is hoping to find employment or an apprenticeship, she is not wanting to go to University.

    So it depends on which one she chooses!

    Have a read of this:

    https://www.gov.uk/child-benefit-16-19
  • katies_mum
    katies_mum Posts: 2,349 Forumite
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    Thank you, I did see that but found it really confusing to understand. The reason I asked the question is because she has to have quite a lot of medication to treat eczema and was trying to work out the last time she would be able to get it free before we have to take out a 2nd mortgage to pay for it all! as I would hate to tick the wrong box on the prescription form and get into trouble.
  • specialboy
    specialboy Posts: 1,436 Forumite
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    Even when her entitlement to free prescriptions stop she can buy an exemption cert for about £110 which entitles her to free again
  • pmlindyloo
    pmlindyloo Posts: 13,051 Forumite
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    specialboy wrote: »
    Even when her entitlement to free prescriptions stop she can buy an exemption cert for about £110 which entitles her to free again

    Not quite sure what this refers to - sorry.

    A range of different low cost options are available.

    See here:

    http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcosts/Pages/Prescriptioncosts.aspx
  • katies_mum
    katies_mum Posts: 2,349 Forumite
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    Thank you I have not heard of exemption certificates before, that sounds like a great idea for when she starts work.

    Think I`ll hang out for end of August and hope for the best (same as child benefit) unless anyone has experienced anything different then look into paying in advance. At the moment she has 7 items she needs so paying for them individually would be too scary.
  • McKneff
    McKneff Posts: 38,833 Forumite
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    What is this exemption certificate you can buy for £110 please. I haven't heard of it either.




    I cant imagine for a moment that you can buy one f you are working !!!
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
  • calleyw
    calleyw Posts: 9,846 Forumite
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    McKneff wrote: »
    What is this exemption certificate you can buy for £110 please. I haven't heard of it either.




    I cant imagine for a moment that you can buy one f you are working !!!

    Its a PPC (pre-paid certificate) they are talking about.

    Cost a £104 for a year and you can pay by DD over 10 months.

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  • pmlindyloo
    pmlindyloo Posts: 13,051 Forumite
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    McKneff wrote: »
    What is this exemption certificate you can buy for £110 please. I haven't heard of it either.




    I cant imagine for a moment that you can buy one f you are working !!!

    I think specialboy has confused two different things.

    There is an exemption certificate which is given for specific medical conditions (eczema isn't one of them)

    http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/HealthCosts/1126.aspx

    And there is the pre paid prescriptions as laid out in the link I supplied.
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