Tuesday, 28 July 2020
Department of Health
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]
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.