Prescriptions: Universal Credit:Written question - 143677

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Asked by Frank Field
(Birkenhead)
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Asked on: 14 May 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Prescriptions: Universal Credit
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many claimants of universal credit who ticked the box income-based JSA on their free prescription forms were subsequently accused of attempting to defraud the National Health Service.
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Answered by: Steve Brine
Answered on: 17 May 2018

The NHS Business Services Authority has not issued any Penalty Charge Notices to claimants of Universal Credit who meet the criteria for help with their health costs and who ticked the income-based Job Seekers Allowance box on their prescription form.

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