July 8, 2021

Consultation on aligning the upper age for NHS prescription exemptions with State Pension age

One option includes introducing a grace period meaning people aged 60 to 65 at the point of any change can continue to receive free prescriptions.

Currently, people receive free prescriptions when they turn 60 in England. This has not changed since 1974 for women, and 1995 for men. The State Pension age in England is currently 66 and is planned to increase further for men and women to 68 between 2037 and 2039.

Read more – GOV.UK (1/7/21)

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