Document What health costs does an NHS Tax Credit Exemption certificate entitle me to?

An NHS Tax Credit Exemption certificate entitles the holder and any dependent children named in your tax credit assessment who you receive Child Tax Credits for to:
  • Free NHS prescriptions
  • Free NHS dental treatment
  • Free NHS sight tests
  • A voucher towards the cost of glasses and contact lenses
  • Free NHS wigs and fabric supports (whenever we say ‘fabric supports’ we mean spinal or abdominal supports or surgical brassieres supplied through a hospital)
  • In England, travel to receive NHS treatment if referred by a doctor or dentist
  • In Scotland, travel to a hospital to receive necessary NHS treatment
  • In Wales, travel to receive NHS treatment whilst under the care of a consultant
In all instances, you cannot claim towards the cost of travelling to visit your GP or dentist for a routine appointment or check up.


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