Personal Finance

Pensioners could get cheaper glasses and dental care – don't miss out on free discounts

It is vital for pensioners to ensure they stretch their money as far as they can in retirement and look to make the most of the benefits available to them. Through Pension Credit, Britons could get valuable discounts on their healthcare.

Recipients of Pension Credit could get help with the following costs:

  • NHS dental treatment
  • Glasses or contact lenses
  • NHS wigs and fabric supports
  • Travel costs to receive NHS treatment.

The discounts on offer could potentially save Britons hundreds of pounds each year, so it is worth people checking whether they could claim any of the qualifying benefits.

How to get support

Those who qualify for help with NHS costs can simply show their benefit award letter when booking or attending an appointment.

When trying to get free prescriptions, over 60s may need to show proof of age to the pharmacist.


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