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NHS Low Income Scheme

DescriptionIf you have a low income, you may be able to get help with NHS costs through the NHS Low Income Scheme (LIS). The scheme covers:

- prescription costs
- dental costs
- eye care costs
- healthcare travel costs
- wigs and fabric supports

You can apply for the scheme as long as your savings, investments or property (not counting the place where you live) don't exceed the capital limit. To apply you have to fill in a form, which you can order online or you can pick up at a Job Centre Plus office. To find out more about the scheme, and what the current capital limit is, visit NHS Choices or contact 'Help with health costs' on the number below .
Website

Visit the NHS Choices low income scheme page

Telephone number0300 330 1343 (Low Income Scheme helpline)

Record last updated: 30 July 2014