Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Ceisteanna (307)

Charlie McConalogue


307. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health the financial supports in place to assist those who have additional costs as a result of having chronic lung conditions such as cystic fibrosis and COPD; if he will consider providing additional payments to assist with the day-to-day living costs (details supplied) associated with same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51083/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I wish to advise the Deputy that supports are in place in order to assist eligible persons with their healthcare expenses associated with the referenced chronic conditions through the General Medical Services Scheme, the Drugs Payment Scheme and the Long Term Illness Scheme where applicable.

Applications for eligibility should be made to the HSE for the applicable scheme.