Written answers

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Christopher O'Sullivan (Cork South West, Fianna Fail)
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687. To ask the Minister for Health if he has considered extending the carer’s general practitioner visit card to carers in receipt of the carer support grant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11446/20]

Photo of Simon HarrisSimon Harris (Wicklow, Fine Gael)
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Since 1 September 2018 all those in receipt of either a full or half-rate Carer's Allowance or Carer's Benefit are automatically eligible for a GP visit card. It is noted that many persons in receipt of the Carer's Support Grant will qualify for a GP visit card as the Carer's Support Grant is paid automatically to persons in receipt of Carer's Allowance or Carer's Benefit.

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