Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (542)

Terence Flanagan

Question:

542. Deputy Terence Flanagan asked the Minister for Health the position regarding medical card eligibility (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14982/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

If one member of a couple is aged 70 or older, they will both qualify for a medical card if their combined gross income does not exceed €900 per week. If one member of a couple is aged 70 or older, they will both qualify for a GP visit card if their combined gross income is over €900 per week but does not exceed €1,400 per week.