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Dentures (Pensioners)

Volume 929: debated on Tuesday 5 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what steps he proposes to assist retirement pensioners, not eligible for benefit, who are now required to pay £20 for new dentures.

Full remission of chages is already available to those pensioners whose income is as much as £2·50 a week above supplementary benefit level. Those with incomes somewhat higher than that may qualify for partial remission. When increased charges are introduced on 1st April more pensioners and other on low incomes will qualify for help with the higher charges.