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    • UKSBD
    • By UKSBD 9th Apr 18, 6:03 PM
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    miss placed NHS Tax credit exemption certificate
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    • 9th Apr 18, 6:03 PM
    miss placed NHS Tax credit exemption certificate 9th Apr 18 at 6:03 PM
    My wife has a NHS tax credit exemption certificate

    I've never shown it when picking up her prescriptions, just ticked the box saying she has one.

    She has an eye test tomorrow, so thought we better take her certificate with us but we seem to have missplaced it.

    Will the optician ask to see the certificate or are they like the pharmacists - i.e.just ticking a box saying she is eligible is good enough?
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    • tazwhoever
    • By tazwhoever 9th Apr 18, 6:12 PM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 6:12 PM
    I believe you would have to pay for it and claim it back.

    https://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcosts/Documents/2016/HC5(O).pdf
    • sheramber
    • By sheramber 9th Apr 18, 6:28 PM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 6:28 PM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 6:28 PM
    You can use your award notice

    https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/exemption-certificates/nhs-tax-credit-exemption-certificates
    Replacement certificates

    If you lose or damage your certificate, we can send you a replacement.

    Contact us

    Certificates are issued once a month, so you will receive your replacement no later than the end of the month after the month when you contacted us. You can use your tax credit award notice to claim help with your health costs while you!!!8217;re waiting for your replacement.
    • UKSBD
    • By UKSBD 9th Apr 18, 9:46 PM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 9:46 PM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 9:46 PM
    I believe you would have to pay for it and claim it back.

    https://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcosts/Documents/2016/HC5(O).pdf
    Originally posted by tazwhoever

    That appears to be refund claim form.

    Are opticians different to pharmacists in that you have to pay 1st and then claim back?

    We've found her card now, I told her it was only misplaced and not lost
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