Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (487)

Cormac Devlin

Question:

487. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Social Protection the overall funding package allocated in Budget 2021 to the oral hygiene and dental sector for PRSI patients; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6946/21]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The dental benefit operated by the department is demand led, with the Department providing for an annual oral examination and cleaning for all qualified PRSI contributors and their dependent spouses who opt to avail of such services.

An allocation of €57.16m has been assigned for the dental benefit scheme in 2021.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.