Men­tal- health debt forms

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Cur­rently, peo­ple fac­ing a debt cri­sis who have men­tal- health is­sues are re­quired to get a form com­pleted by a health pro­fes­sional if they wish to seek fi­nan­cial sup­port. Charges range from £ 30 to £ 150. How­ever, un­der new rules pro­posed by the Bri­tish Med­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion, pa­tients will be able to sub­mit other ev­i­dence, such as pre­scrip­tions or clinic letters – and where the forms are needed, they will be pro­vided free.

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