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Document What entitles someone to free NHS dental treatment?

Exemptions

You're exempt from paying NHS dental charges if you:
 
  • Are under 18 years of age
     
  • Are 18 years of ages and in full-time education
     
  • Are an expectant mother
     
  • Have borne a child in the previous 12 months
     
  • Prisoners and people in a young offender's institution
Dental examinations are free in Wales if the patient:
 
  • Is under 25 years of age
     
  • Is 60 years of age or over
You must be exempt on the first day of the Course of Treatment (CoT) to qualify.
 

Remissions

You will not have to pay for NHS dental treatment if at the time the CoT started or when the charge is made and you;
 
  • get, or are included in an award of someone getting, Income Support
     
  • get, or are included in an award of someone getting, Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
     
  • get, or are included in an award of someone getting, Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
     
  • get, or are included in an award of someone getting, Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
     
  • get, or are included in an award of someone getting, Universal Credit (in certain circumstances only)
     
  • are named on or entitled to an NHS Tax Credit Exemption certificate
     
  • are named on an HC2 certificate
     
  • are named on an HC3 certificate (Partial Remission)
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