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Document Can I still use my Maternity exemption certificate if I've had a miscarriage or stillborn birth?

If you've a miscarriage, termination or stillborn birth you're entitled to continue to use your Maternity exemption certificate to claim free NHS prescriptions until it expires.

It is being pregnant that entitles you to free NHS dental treatment, not the Maternity exemption certificate.

If you've had a miscarriage, you'd only be entitled to free NHS dental treatment if you were pregnant at the time you were accepted for a course of NHS dental treatment, if you've miscarried prior to being accepted for a course of NHS dental treatment, you wouldn't be entitled.

If you've gave birth to a child registered as stillborn (i.e. you have miscarried after the 24th week of pregnancy or after) you're entitled to free NHS dental treatment for 12 months following the birth.

If you became pregnant partway through a course of NHS dental treatment you're not entitled to this course of treatment for free.

If you started the course of NHS dental treatment when you were exempt, you'd be entitled to this course of treatment for free if your entitlement ceased part way through.



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