HC Deb 29 January 1980 vol 977 c598W
33. Mr. James Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what the increase in prescription charges will be for persons in receipt of disability benefit; and if he will make a statement.

Sir George Young

The receipt of disability benefit is not in itself ground for exemption from the prescription charge of 70p payable from 1 April. War service disablement pensioners are, however, exempt from charges for medicines for their pensioned disablements. Many recipients of disability benefit qualify for exemption from payment of charges under the exemption arrangements and others are helped by the purchase of a prepayment certificate—a season ticket.