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:
- a Tax Credit Exemption Certificate and gets Child Tax Credit payments for you
- is in receipt of a qualifying benefit or exemption and is receiving a Child Tax Credit payment for you
- 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 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.