Once you are a member of the scheme there is a range of support you may be able to access.
Find out about:discretionary support scheme
If your medical condition changes
Guidance is also available on:applying for Special Category Mechanism - if you have hepatitis C stage 1applying for hepatitis C stage 2 support
If you're a member of the scheme, you can apply for a prescription prepayment certificate (PPC). The scheme can fund your PPC. This will allow you to save money by getting free prescriptions.
To apply, you cannot use the online service, you'll need to complete an application form (PDF: 141KB) and send it by post to: FREEPOST EIBSS.
Counselling and advice
We can also signpost or refer beneficiaries to advice.
If you feel you need counselling and are not able to get an appointment quickly through your GP or consultant, we can refer you to appropriate services.
For more information, contact us.