Getting a Tax Credit payment does not automatically entitle to help with your NHS health costs.

To be entitled to help with your health costs, you must meet the qualifying conditions for an NHS tax credit exemption certificate.

You're entitled to full help with NHS health costs if your annual family income used to calculate your Tax Credits is £15,276 or less and you receive either:

  • Child Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit paid together
  • Working Tax Credit including a disability or severe disability element

Check whether you’re entitled to a certificate using the flowchart on our website. You can also check if an existing certificate is still valid.

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.