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Am I allowed free prescriptions as a visa holder?
« on: September 03, 2020, 01:21:06 PM »
Hello all! I am in the tail end of my pregnancy and I have never turned in my free prescription form as I couldn't remember if we as immigrants on visas are entitled to this perk or if I'll screw up my visa renewal for applying for it. Do I qualify for the free prescriptions and dental care as the visa holder?
Type of Application: Settlement Spouse Visa (non priority)
Met Husband: 10 September 2015
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Re: Am I allowed free prescriptions as a visa holder?
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2020, 01:29:54 PM »
Hello all! I am in the tail end of my pregnancy and I have never turned in my free prescription form as I couldn't remember if we as immigrants on visas are entitled to this perk or if I'll screw up my visa renewal for applying for it. Do I qualify for the free prescriptions and dental care as the visa holder?
Are you in England or Scotland? And I'm assuming you are on either a spouse visa or FLR(M)?

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Re: Am I allowed free prescriptions as a visa holder?
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2020, 01:36:00 PM »
I'm in England and I am on a spousal visa (getting ready for my first extension!)
Type of Application: Settlement Spouse Visa (non priority)
Met Husband: 10 September 2015
Got married: 13 October 2017
Online application: 26 Nov 2017
Decision email received: 8 March 2018 (68 BD)
Passport received: 12 March 2018 - APPROVED!
Arrived in the UK: 31 March 2018
FLR(M) Extension Submitted: 15 September 2020
Submitted Documents and Biometrics via IDV: 8 October 2020
FLR(M) Approval: 30 December 2020


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Re: Am I allowed free prescriptions as a visa holder?
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2020, 01:38:01 PM »
I'm in England and I am on a spousal visa (getting ready for my first extension!)
You are eligible for free prescriptions right now because you are pregnant.  After you deliver,  you will be charged for prescriptions.

You qualify because you are a resident on a visa. It doesn't affect your visa and it is an entitlement.

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Re: Am I allowed free prescriptions as a visa holder?
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2020, 01:43:00 PM »
Yes, you are allowed free prescriptions.

You are entitled to the free prescriptions because you are pregnant (i.e. a medical reason), not because of your income . Therefore it is not considered a public fund to get the free prescriptions.

The same would apply if you had a particular medical condition (like diabetes, certain thyroid conditions, cancer etc.)... you would still be entitled to free prescriptions, regardless of the fact that you have a visa (and also because you have paid the IHS surcharge which allows you to access these NHS services)


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Re: Am I allowed free prescriptions as a visa holder?
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2020, 06:16:14 PM »
You should get prescriptions and dental without cost for a full year after delivery.  Unless it’s changed?


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Re: Am I allowed free prescriptions as a visa holder?
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2020, 06:24:30 PM »
You should get prescriptions and dental without cost for a full year after delivery.  Unless it’s changed?

No, doesn't seem to have changed.

You get free prescriptions if you are either pregnant or you have had a baby in the last 12 months:
https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/help-with-health-costs/get-help-with-prescription-costs/


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Re: Am I allowed free prescriptions as a visa holder?
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2020, 04:22:32 PM »
No, doesn't seem to have changed.

You get free prescriptions if you are either pregnant or you have had a baby in the last 12 months:
https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/help-with-health-costs/get-help-with-prescription-costs/

Wooo!! I went to get my whooping cough vaccine and completely forgot to take my form with me, of course. Guess I'll be popping by the GP to drop it off another day :)
Type of Application: Settlement Spouse Visa (non priority)
Met Husband: 10 September 2015
Got married: 13 October 2017
Online application: 26 Nov 2017
Decision email received: 8 March 2018 (68 BD)
Passport received: 12 March 2018 - APPROVED!
Arrived in the UK: 31 March 2018
FLR(M) Extension Submitted: 15 September 2020
Submitted Documents and Biometrics via IDV: 8 October 2020
FLR(M) Approval: 30 December 2020


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