Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (788)

Colm Burke

Ceist:

788. Deputy Colm Burke asked the Minister for Health if consideration will be given to extending the carer general practitioner visit card to carers who are in receipt of the non-means tested carer’s support grant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26398/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

Since 1 September 2018 all those in receipt of either a full or half-rate Carer's Allowance or Carer's Benefit are automatically eligible for a GP visit card. It is noted that many persons in receipt of the Carer's Support Grant will qualify for a GP visit card as the Carer's Support Grant is paid automatically to persons in receipt of Carer's Allowance or Carer's Benefit.