Automatic entitlement to help with help costs stops when you turn 19. You might still be entitled to help if your parent or guardian:
- has a Tax Credit Exemption Certificate and gets Child Tax Credit payments for you, or
- is in receipt of a qualifying benefit or exemption and is receiving a Child Tax Credit payment for you, or
- is in receipt of a qualifying benefit or exemption which includes an amount for you.
You might need to show evidence when claiming help with health costs. This can be:
- 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, or
- your parent or guardian's qualifying benefit award letter and their Tax Credit award notice that includes you as a child dependant, or
- your parent or guardian's Universal Credit statement that includes payment for a dependant and proof you are 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