What other cards are available
There are other cards that may suit you better.
If you're a foster carer
If you’re a foster carer or care for another person’s child, you may get a Foster Child Health Care Card. The card will be in the child’s name.
Read more about the Foster Child Health Care Card.
If you had a Carer Allowance Health Care Card (child) before
To get an Ex-Carer Allowance (child) Health Care Card you must be all of the following:
- be a full time student between 16 and 25
- have had a Carer Allowance (child) Health Care Card in your name on the day before you turned 16
- meet residence rules.
This card is not means tested.
Read more about the Ex-Carer Allowance (child) Health Care Card.
If you have a low income
You may get a Low Income Health Care Card if you meet the income test.
Read about the Low Income Health Care Card.
Page last updated: 24 May 2019
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