Everything you need to know about pet insurance

Lots of people can’t afford the cost of pet insurance, and would struggle to pay vet bills if their pet needs treatment.

If you’re on benefits you may be able to get your pet treated free of charge, or at a reduced cost. For example, according to the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) you could receive low-cost vet treatment at your local PDSA if you’re in receipt of certain benefits such as Child Tax, Working Tax Credit and Universal Credit, or are a pensioner living in a home in a property that’s in Council Tax Bands A-D. You could receive free treatment for one pet at your local PDSA if you receive Housing Benefit, Council Tax Support or Universal Credit with a Housing Element. Find out more here.

The RSPCA may also agree to offer treatment at a reduced cost, but you’ll need to check in with your local centre to see if you qualify for help, which you can do here.

Blue Cross also offers free vet care to those who can’t afford private veterinary fees, but to be eligible you’ll need to receive one of the following benefits:

Pension creditHousing benefitIncome supportWorking tax creditCouncil tax benefitIncome based jobseeker’s allowanceIncome based employment and support allowanceUniversal creditChild tax credit

If you aren’t eligible for financial help with vet bills from a charity or other organisation, speak to your vet and see if you might be able to work out an affordable repayment plan with them that won’t leave you struggling financially.

Author: wpadmin

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