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    I work but am very low paid (average £39 per week) so am entitled to free prescriptions. Earlier this year my mum became really ill so spent a lot of my time looking after her, sadly she died in May, during that time my HC2 certificate needed renewing because of all that was going on and the fact I had no reminder from them to say it needed renewing it wasn't renewed. Now I'm getting letters demanding £88 and there will be more to come, I literally cannot afford these bills. Can anyone tell me if I can do anything or if not, what the consequences of not paying will be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob 543 View Post
    I work but am very low paid (average £39 per week) so am entitled to free prescriptions. Earlier this year my mum became really ill so spent a lot of my time looking after her, sadly she died in May, during that time my HC2 certificate needed renewing because of all that was going on and the fact I had no reminder from them to say it needed renewing it wasn't renewed. Now I'm getting letters demanding £88 and there will be more to come, I literally cannot afford these bills. Can anyone tell me if I can do anything or if not, what the consequences of not paying will be?
    Ignoring the letters aren't going to make this go away. Write back to them, apologise you haven't contacted them sooner and explain everything, let them know it was a genuine mistake and enclose a copy of your mums death certificate to show them you're genuine. Ask that they cancel the charges and how you go about registering your HC2 certificate again.
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    Have you applied for a new HC2? If not get that in asap

    As your income is so low, are you on any means tested benefits which would passport you to free prescriptions

    Quite honestly i would maybe have a chat with CAB - you can contact their helpline on the phone I think before you do anything

    Sometimes there is such a thing as being too honest too quickly although I am not suggesting you try to ignore anything or lie
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaguarsuk View Post
    Ignoring the letters aren't going to make this go away. Write back to them, apologise you haven't contacted them sooner and explain everything, let them know it was a genuine mistake and enclose a copy of your mums death certificate to show them you're genuine. Ask that they cancel the charges and how you go about registering your HC2 certificate again.
    Thanks I will give that a go

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