I was wondering if you have an eye test, is there any discounts for the unemployed?
Qualified optometrist Simon Kay BSc(Hons) MCOptom answers this question.
No, not as such unless you are on certain benefits as follows:
- receive Income Support
- receive Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance (not Contribution-based)
- receive Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
- receive Income-based Employment and Support Allowance (not Contribution-based)
- are entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
If you are on a low income you can apply for help using a form called an HC1 that you can obtain from the optician, pharmacy, benefits office or post office.