Tuesday, 16 June 2020
Department of Health
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]
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.