Dáil Éireann - Volume 346 - 24 November, 1983

Written Answers. - Medical Card Eligibility.

324. Mr. Begley asked the Minister for Health the guidelines set down by the Southern Health Board for eligibility for a medical card.

Minister for Health (Mr. B. Desmond): The income guidelines used by the health boards, including the Southern Health Board, at present are as follows:

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£

Single person living alone

53.50

Single person living with family

45.50

Married couple

77.00

Allowance per child under 16

8.50

Allowance for other dependant

10.00

Allowance for outgoings on house — excess over

8.50

Reasonable expenses necessarily incurred in travelling to work.