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Automatic entitlement to help with NHS health costs stop when you turn 19.

You may still be entitled to help if your parent or guardian has either:

You might need to show evidence when claiming help with health costs. This can be either:

  • your parent or guardian's Tax Credit award notice that includes you as a child dependant and shows their income is not more than £15,276
     
  • your parent or guardian's qualifying benefit award letter and their Tax Credit award notice that includes you as a child dependant
     
  • your parent or guardian's Universal Credit (UC) statement that includes payment for a dependant and proof you're a full-time student.

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.