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Document Am I entitled to free NHS prescriptions if I’m 19 years old?

Automatic exemption stops once you reach the age of 19; even if you’re still in full-time education.

You would still be entitled to free NHS prescriptions if someone (usually your parent / guardian);

You may need to provide evidence when claiming free NHS prescriptions. This should be either;

  • your parent / guardian’s Tax Credit award notice that includes you as a child dependant and shows their income used to work out their Child Tax Credit is not more than £15,276, or;
  • your parent / guardian’s qualifying benefit award letter and your parent / guardian’s Tax Credit award notice that includes you as a child dependant, or;
  • your parent / guardian’s qualifying benefit award letter which includes an amount for you

If you’re not covered by the above criteria you will need to complete an HC1 form to be financially assessed for help with your health costs.



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