Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Photo of Marc MacSharryMarc MacSharry (Sligo-Leitrim, Fianna Fail)
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768. To ask the Minister for Health when the increased income threshold limits announced in Budget 2020 will be implemented for persons over 70 years of age (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6481/20]

Photo of Simon HarrisSimon Harris (Wicklow, Fine Gael)
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On December 16,  2019 the Government approved the drafting of legislation which, inter alia, would give effect to the Budget 2020 commitment to increase the medical card income thresholds for persons aged over 70.  Substantial work has been undertaken by officials in this regard.

Duncan Smith (Dublin Fingal, Labour)
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769. To ask the Minister for Health if an application for the over 70 medical card by a person (details supplied) will be expedited. [6492/20]

Photo of Simon HarrisSimon Harris (Wicklow, Fine Gael)
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As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.

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