Who is entitled to free NHS dental treatment in England?

Who is entitled to free NHS dental treatment in England?

You do not have to pay for NHS dental services if you’re:

  • under 18, or under 19 and in full-time education
  • pregnant or have had a baby in the last 12 months
  • being treated in an NHS hospital and your treatment is carried out by the hospital dentist (but you may have to pay for any dentures or bridges)
  • receiving low income benefits, or you’re under 20 and a dependant of someone receiving low income benefits

Low income benefits

You’re entitled to free NHS dental treatment if you or your spouse (including civil partner) receive:

  • Income Support
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Universal Credit (in certain circumstances)

Certificates to help with health costs

You can receive free NHS dental treatment if you’re entitled to or named on:

  • a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • a valid HC2 certificate – which is available for people on a low income
  • a valid maternity exemption certificate

People named on an NHS certificate for partial help with health costs (HC3) may also get help.

People on a low income can include some students and pensioners.

You’ll be asked to show your dentist written proof that you do not have to pay for all or part of your NHS treatment.

You’ll also be asked to sign a form to confirm that you do not have to pay.

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Who is entitled to free NHS dental treatment in England?

Information is provided as a general guide always check with the nhs and your benefit provider  to check your entitlement before attending for your appointment. Falsely claiming free treatment { even if by accident } could result in you receiving a fine from the NHS and a charge for the cost of the treatment provided. Individuals are responsible for checking their own entitlements and if they can claim free treatment. Staff members are not able to check or advise on this and can not advise or complete forms for patients and are not responsible if you receive a fine.