Young people in full time education aged 16, 17 and 18 get:
Defining full-time education
Full-time education means you must be receiving full-time instruction at a recognised education establishment or in another setting comparable to a school, college or university (for example, home education).
You are generally not considered to be receiving full-time education once you have come off a school or college register, or have finished receiving comparable education.
If you are not entitled to education-based exemption, you may be able to claim for help with health costs under the NHS Low Income Scheme.
Other young people
Young people not in full-time education get:
- free NHS dental treatment for any course of treatment which starts before your 18th birthday
- you could also be entitled to help with travel costs to and from hospital for NHS treatment.
If you're aged 16 or 17 and supported by a Local Authority because you have recently left Local Authority care you are entitled to full help with health costs through the NHS Low Income Scheme.
If you don’t have much money to pay other health costs, you can still apply for help under the NHS Low Income Scheme.
Read A Quick Guide To Help With Health Costs for more information.