Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Questions (329)

Seamus Healy


329. Deputy Seamus Healy asked the Minister for Health the position regarding medical card applicants in receipt of disability allowance and who also have earnings from employment; if the requirement to provide a letter that states the employment is of a rehabilitative nature will be removed as is the case with the disability allowance section; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51193/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The removal of the requirement for work to be of a "rehabilitative nature" in respect of the assessment of persons with a disability for a medical card was one of the key recommendations of the Make Work Pay for Persons with Disabilities Report. The HSE implemented this recommendation in May 2017.