GET THE FACTS, NOT A FINE.
We all use the Health Service at some point in our lives, but some people take more than they are entitled to. Most Health Service treatment in Northern Ireland is free but there is a charge when you receive dental treatment or when you visit a high street optician to have your eyes tested or when you get glasses. Some people are entitled to claim help with health costs but you should always check your entitlement before you start any treatment. Claims are checked and verified. If you misclaim you may receive a penalty charge of up to £150, so it is always best to check your entitlement. Further information is available online at probityservices.hscni.net or by calling 0800 5878 982.