Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (514)

Róisín Shortall

Question:

514. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 220 of 13 March 2014, the steps a medical card holder who paid the prescription charge in 2013 when the person had an underlying entitlement to the long-term illness card needs to take to claim a back-payment of those charges. [14793/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Under the Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013, the HSE has statutory responsibility for the administration of the primary care schemes, including the Long Term Illness Scheme.

As stated in reply to Parliamentary Question No. 220 of 13 March 2014, the HSE is currently in the process of identifying LTI eligible persons who paid prescription charges prior to 1 December 2013 with a view to putting arrangements in place to refund such charges.