Can I get free prescriptions if I’m on Employment and Support Allowance?
If you qualify for income-related ESA, you automatically qualify for free prescriptions.
If you qualify for contribution based ESA, you might qualify for free prescriptions. There are a number of different ways of qualifying –
- Your family income is low enough.
- You are over 60 or over.
- You are under 19 and in full time education.
- You suffer from one of a number of prescribed diseases.
- You are unable to leave home without the assistance of another person.
Note the rules are different, and more generous, in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.