Free Health care?

posted
26-Feb-09, 10:38
edited about 6 seconds later
by donzy
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posted about 10 years ago
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During my degree I was entitled to free dentistry, prescriptions and eyecare. I was wondering is it the same now during PhD?

Sorry a little more information needed Im on a funded Phd £13,000 tax free. So possibly not??

Thanks x
posted
26-Feb-09, 10:42
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by Caz
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posted about 10 years ago
Hi - the free healthcare recieved by many uni students is related to income rather than being in education. If you're still on a low income, you may be entitled to free healthcare. The relevant form is called the HC11 I believe. You can get them from most health centres and it is basically an income assessment form thing.
posted
26-Feb-09, 11:24
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posted about 10 years ago
I'm not sure this is true.
All full time university students are entitled to free prescriptions for example, if they don't get it it's because they haven't filled the relevant form.
As a postgraduate full time-student on a stipend of more than yours I get free prescriptions.
posted
26-Feb-09, 12:15
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posted about 10 years ago
No you are not entitled to free prescriptions and health care as a rule. I actually made enquiries and, given my income, they said I would not get a HC2, which is the certificate you need if you want free specs, dentistry, prescriptions, etc.

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