Thursday, 14 November 2019

Ceisteanna (180)

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

180. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) cannot claim treatment benefit; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47007/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The person concerned is qualified for treatment benefits and is entitled to a range of dental, optical and medical appliance services; some of which are free and others where a contributions is available towards the overall cost.

His eligibility was recently confirmed following the updating of his 2019 PRSI contribution record.  He will receive a letter within the next few days advising him of the position and confirming his eligibility for dental benefit.

The dentist can claim the payment directly on-line once the necessary treatments have been provided.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.