If you’re aged 60 or above, you're automatically entitled to some help towards your NHS costs. The help that you can get depends on where you live:

  • England - free NHS prescriptions and sight tests.

  • Scotland and Wales - free NHS prescriptions, dental examinations, wigs, fabric supports and sight tests.

You might be able to get more help if you or your partner are getting a qualifying benefit or exemption.

If you’re not covered by a benefit or exemption, you can apply for help through the NHS Low Income Scheme by completing a HC1 application

Check what help you could get to pay for NHS costs and apply online.