I was diagnosed with Fibro in July when I was out of work. I’d been out of work since May, used all of my savings and my parents had paid for everything. Including my prescriptions. My job prospects weren’t looking good so I swallowed my pride and applied for Jobseekers. I was told they only do Universale Credit in my area so I applied for that. I got an appointment through with my Job person?? At the Jobcentre and started doing what I needed for my claim. I ticked the box for Jobseekers AFTER asking to pharmacist since my claim was still being sorted, and got my prescription for free. I got a job a few days later and on my next appointment with at the Job Centre, I told her I was withdrawing my claim as I had a job and didn’t want money I didn’t need. She looked shocked, as if people don’t turn down money all of the time! I’ve been paying for my prescriptions since I was 18 and as a very poorly put together person, there’s a lot of them! I thought and was told that I was entitled to that free prescription in September so imagine my surprise when I opened a letter this morning telling me I needed to pay for it and pay a £43 fine! I emailed them telling them all of this and they tell my I wasn’t eligible at the time! Not only did I turn down money I didn’t need because I’m a good and moral person, but I’m being fined for a free prescription I needed because I had no money. This is unbelievably unfair! Especially since the job I got was a Christmas temp and although they’ve hinted at me being taken off permanently, they’ve dropped my hours to 7 a week for January I have to pay the fine by February 2nd!