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Exemption form

Hi,

Does anyone have an exemption card for prescriptions due to their ms symptoms?

Oonagh

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This was discussed recently on another thread, some people do but others say no you aren’t eligible. I think if your gp will sanction it then go for it, it does say A continuing physical disability which means the person cannot go out without the help of another person. Temporary disabilities do not count even if they last for several months

Hi,

Yes I do. I asked my GP at the beginning of last year when I was unable to drive and therefore qualified under the “cannot leave the house without the help of another person” rule. If i needed to go anywhere someone had to take me.

I now have hand controls and can drive again but the paperwork that came with the exemption card stated that if your condition /circumstances improved you are still entitled to use the card until it expires (5 years I think)

I think it probably depends on your GP and whether he/she will sign the form.

Hope that helps,

Sarah x

Thank you Deanne and Sarah

My gp said he was happy to sign it for me. I was just in a dilemma with myself thinking should I have one or not. I fit in to the ‘A continuing physical disability which means the person cannot go out without the help of another person’, as I have to have my partner with me if I go anywhere, or I have to get a taxi door to door. I spoke to my Mammy yesterday and she asked why I wasn’t sure if I should have one. I said its because ‘they’ make you feel like that. My Mammy said ‘exactly’! LOL! So with yours and my Mammy’s comments I have decided to go for it.

So thank you both again.

Oonagh

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Hi, Yes my doctor has just signed my form as I am unable to get out of the house on my own. Anne x

Hi Oonagh, I am the same. I cannot drive so get exemption as I cannot get out on my own. Teresa xx

Hi I also had the exemption due to the same reason…cant go out alone etc.

But now I am 60, I get free scripts anyway.

One good reason to get older!

luv Pollx