Income Support

NHS Low Income Scheme

If you are on a low income and find it difficult to pay for health costs, you may be entitled to help through the NHS Low Income Scheme. You may be entitled to help toward the cost of:  

  • NHS dental treatment
  • Glasses and contact lenses, or
  • Travel to receive NHS treatment if referred by a doctor (GP or hospital doctor) or dentist

To claim, you will need to fill out a HC1 form. You can get this from your local Jobcentre, NHS Hospital, or by calling the NHS Publication Order Line on 0345 603 1108. Some dentists and opticians may also provide them.

ID: 2166, revised 14/07/2022