Written answers

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Photo of Gerald NashGerald Nash (Louth, Labour)
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1030. To ask the Minister for Health when the revised income threshold for medical card applicants aged over 70 will be enacted following the abandonment of previous legislation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18811/20]

Photo of Stephen DonnellyStephen Donnelly (Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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The Health (General Practitioner Service and Alteration of Criteria for Eligibility) Bill 2020 was published on 1 July. This Bill provides, amongst other things, for the necessary legislative amendments to increase the weekly gross medical card income limits for those aged 70 and over to €550 per week for a single person (currently €500 per week) and to €1,050 for a couple (currently €900 per week). The Bill passed through the Houses of the Oireachtas on the 23rd and 24th July and is being prepared for signature by the President.

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