Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (788)

Colm Burke


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.