My wife has just left hospital after an 8 week stay. Her medication ran out the other day and it cost £42 to replace all the pills (1 months worth). Does anyone know if we can claim free prescriptions?
Hi I presume you are in the UK
There is a list of conditions that entitle you to free prescriptions on the NHS website.
However Lupus isn't one of them for some reason.
I use a prepayment card costing less than £100 which is a saving if you are on a few meds. A lot of GP's won't prescribe more than a couple of months worth of pills at one time which of course proves to be expensive
Good luck to you both
Hi Tony do you live in the uk if you are on income support then you dont pay for them or if you are on a pension like pension credits or are over 60years of age or have a valid war pension or get jobseekers Allowance.I am reading of the back of my Prescription form.Hope this helps let us know how you get on Elisabeth
If youre in UK and got some sort of receipt for these meds you can still get the money back after paying the the pre-paid certificate! A good chemist should be able to advise you! I would go back to your chemist and ask them what you should do and what form you should fill in for a rebate if entitled!
Just got my renewal form and its going to cost 102.50 for the next year in England!!
There are links to what qualifys for exemption or how to apply for a prepayment certificate.
If you aren't eligible for exemption you can apply for a prepayment online, but to recoup what you paid, from what I remember you will need a receipt claim form from chemist, and you would need to have your prepayment start from the date you paid for the prescriptions.
Hope your wife is doing better.
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