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DWP change to free NHS prescriptions that you will notice at the pharmacy

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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has made a small update to the way that free prescriptions work across the country, with a change that reflects how benefits have transformed in recent years.

Currently, anyone who claims Universal Credit and has work-related earnings under £435 in their last assessment period, or £935 if they receive payments for children or disability, is entitled to receive free prescriptions, dental care, and vision tests.

This will remain the same, but the way that benefits recipients register that they are eligible for free medication due to low income will change.

Currently, there is a check box on the reverse of the prescription asking which benefit you are receiving. READ MORE: DWP pilot to see some Universal Credit claimants test 'new and simpler' benefits system On some forms, this check box only asks if the patient is receiving income-related Jobseekers Allowance, which can be confusing for those who are on the new-style Universal Credit, who are meant to just tick the box anyway.

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