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Dáil Éireann debate -
Tuesday, 23 May 1972

Vol. 261 No. 1

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Health Contributions Act.


asked the Minister for Health if retired workers and old age pensioners are obliged to pay the £7 contribution under the Health Contributions Act, 1971.

Persons who have not got full eligibility for health services and whose income from pensions and other sources is less than £1,600 per annum are obliged to pay health contributions. Persons who are in receipt of non-contributory old age pensions are regarded as having full eligibility for services and are not, therefore, obliged to pay health contributions.