Proof of Entitlement

For people entitled to help with the cost of NHS Dental Treatment
 
You can get free NHS dental treatment if you: The proof you need to have Where and how to get proof
Are under 18 years old Any offical document showing your name and date-of-birth, such as NHS medical card, birth certificate, driving license, travel concession card or child benefit order book NHS medical cards are usually issued when a child is first registered as a patient with a GP.  If you need a new card, you should contact your Local Health Board
Age 18 and in full-time education A current child benefit order book, or evidence of age as above and a letter or other document from your school, college or university stating that you are a full-time student. The Child Benefit Centre 0845 302 1444.  Your school, college, university or your local education authority can give you proof that you are in full-time education.
Are pregnant MatB1 certificate, or NHS prescription maternity exemption certificate. MatB1 certificates are issued by your GP or registered midwife.
Have had a baby in the previous 12 months, or have had a stillborn baby in the previous 12 months Notification of birth form, birth certificate or stillbirth certificate.
To get a maternity exemption certificate ask your GP, hospital doctor or midwife for application form FW8W.  The form tells you what to do.  The midwife who delivers your baby will give you a notification of birth form.
 
Birth certificates and stillbirth certificates are issued by your local register of births, deaths and marriages.  
 
You can use your prescription maternity exemption certificate as proof.
Are named on a valid HC2W certificate An NHS certificate HC2W for full help with health costs Make a claim using form HC1W, obtainable from your Jobcentre Plus office or by calling 0845 603 1108.  You may also be able to get one from your local hospital, dentist, optician or doctor.
Are named on a valid HC3W certificate The charge may be reduced if you are named on an NHS certificate HC3W for partial help with health costs
You or your partner is getting Income Support Your Income Support order book or an entitlement letter from  your Jobcentre Plus office
You have to claim the benefit at your Jobcentre Plus office (the address will be in your local telephone book or on the DirectGov website).
 
If payments are made into your bank or building society, you can obtain proof in the form of an entitlement letter from your Jobcentre Plus office.
You are your partner is getting Income-based Jobseeker's allowance An entitlement letter from your Jobcentre Plus office
You or your partner is getting Pension Credit Guarantee credit Your order book, or an entitlement letter from your Jobcentre Plus office
You or your partner is getting tax credits and meeting qualifying conditions You are entitled to, or named on, a valid Tax Credit exemption certificate. If you are eligible for free treatment, you will be sent a certificate. (NHS tax credit page)
 

Last updated: 01 May 2012