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UK Prescription Costs

Discussion in 'Finances, Work, and Disability' started by helsbells, May 11, 2010.

  1. helsbells

    helsbells Senior Member

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    Does anyone know if we can claim a medical exemption certificate on the basis of having:

    A continuing physical disability which means the person cannot go out without the help of another person. Temporary disabilities do not count even if they last for several months

    For the seriously affected is this an option? It has never occured to me to try before on this basis.
     
  2. jace

    jace Off the fence

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    It's worth a shot, Hels. If you have higher rate mobility DLA, it's hard to see how they could argue.... but if all the paperwork sends you into a cold sweat, then maybe the game is not worth the candle.
     
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    Min Guest

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    Yes, I have this because I use a wheelchair when out & need a carer to push it. The form was available from my GP, who had to sign it.
     
  4. helsbells

    helsbells Senior Member

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    Thank-you for helpful replies - it literally never occured to me! I will discuss it with my Dr - Thanks again :)
     
  5. Athene

    Athene ihateticks.me

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    If this fails, you can get a prepayment certificate very easily. You pay an up-front amount for the year, if you are sure you'll be paying for lots of presriptions during the year which amount to more than the certificate cost. My mother has one of these and saves hundreds of pounds.

    But she also has disability allowance because of her ME, so I am going to suggest she tries for an exemption certificate. Thanks for the idea!
     

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