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nhs exemption card and buying new glasses help

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  1. Knightryder

    Knightryder New Member

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    Hi we have just got our new nhs exemption cards and i want to get osme new glasses, im due a eye test and realy need new glassed, i remember from last time i had a eye test that i can pay some extra and have some designer glasses instead,


    does anyone know how much i would have to pay extra? also does it vary at each diff shop?


    thanks
  2. Phil57

    Phil57 Active Member

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    Having read other posts of yours, I must ask the question..........are you being serious?
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    Knightryder New Member

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    Yeh, also whats wrong with my other posts.
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    Phil57 Active Member

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    Absolutely nothing, it just looked like someone else was posting using your name.
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    What is the NHS card you have, is it for free prescriptions? if it is I don't believe it covers the cost of glasses.
    I understand vouchers are issued to entitled people to help pay for the cost of glasses.
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    Knightryder New Member

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    read on the back of the letter that came with the card-


    what the nhs tax credit exemption certificate covers-


    the full value of a voucher towards the cost of glasses or contact lenses
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    Cool, I will have to check my prescription exemption card.:smashin:
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    OK, I'll be the one who asks the obvious question. NHS exemption card/designer frames . What exactly is the NHS exemption card supposed to be?
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    Certain illnesses entitle the person to free NHS prescription medicines, for example diabetes, what is "good" about the entitlement is the card holder gets free prescription medicines for any other requirements as well.
    Although I benefit, I do think it is wrong that I can get free medicines unrelated to the condition that entitles me to the card.
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    Mr Incredible Well-Known Member

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    But he's talking about the "nhs tax credit exemption certificate" which is income based, not dependent on you buying a cert for an approved ailment. They are different aren't they?

    There's a flow diagram here to see if you qualify for Tax Credit based cert,.
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    I agree the OP is now talking about the tax credit exemption, but the title didn't say that.
    I don't buy "a cert for an approved ailment" the card I have entitles me to any NHS prescription medicines when prescribed at no cost to me, as I said, I think it's wrong but hell it does save me money................what's the cost of each prescription medicine £7.50 or there about?
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    Mr Incredible Well-Known Member

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    Ah OK; 'er indoors has bought a card annually which then gets her prescriptions at no further charge. But you're right, it is not restricted to her main "ailment".
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