EXCLUSIVE: People on Universal Credit are being refused prescriptions and dental care

. . . and yet again, the Tories are hitting those who feel it hardest, in their chronic attempt at making us believe that Universal Credit is best for us!
Best for us?
Best for the money-grubbing swine who own shares in all the big money-making private firms who are all too quickly swallowing up our NHS maybe!

Govt Newspeak

GPs and dental practices can’t tell who is eligible for free treatment under Universal Credit – meaning some claimants are going without

People are being denied prescriptions and dental care because practices do not know whether Universal Credit claimants are eligible for free treatment, according to evidence seen by Left Foot Forward.  

Under the current welfare regime, those on certain benefits – such as Jobseekers’ Allowance – receive free NHS prescriptions and dental treatment, Healthy Start vouchers and other government-funded support.

But the Conservatives’ Universal Credit scheme wraps several benefits into one. While the principle has broad cross-party support, dental practices and GPs are now unsure who is eligible to receive free treatment.

Those on working tax credits, for example, are not eligible for free treatment – but practices have no information on whether UC claimants are receiving the tax credits element of UC, in which case they’re ineligible, or…

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