Claiming Free NHS Dental Treatment

If you think that you might be entitled to free NHS dental treatment because you or your partner are receiving a benefit please check your entitlement first. Making an incorrect claim could result in you paying a penalty charge of up to £100, in addition to the cost of your NHS dental treatment.

You will have to pay for your treatment even if you get:

  • Contribution-based Jobseeker’s Allowance paid on its own
  • Contribution based Employment and Support Allowance paid on its own
  • Pension Credit (Savings Credit) paid on its own
  • Any other benefit paid on its own (such as Disability Living Allowance, Incapacity Benefit, Council Tax Benefit etc.)

If you’re unsure exactly which benefit you receive you should:

  • Complete and sign the dental claim form as a paying patient, pay for your treatment and ask for a receipt
  • Check your entitlement letter or benefit award notice.
  • Read the “Claiming free treatment?” factsheet in full before claiming free NHS dental treatment. The factsheet is available to download from the NHS Dental Services website: www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Dental