Dáil Éireann - Volume 623 - 06 July, 2006
Written Answers. - Medical Cards.
Mr. J. O’Keeffe Mr. J. O’Keeffe
Mr. J. O’Keeffe asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children the way in which a couple with two children earning approximately €63,400 a year can as suggested in her statement of 26 June 2006 qualify for a general practitioner only medical card and in particular if she will give details of what are taken into consideration as typical outgoings for any such application. [27738/06]
Ms Harney Ms Harney
Ms Harney: In my Department’s press release of 26 June 2006 I announced the increase in the basic income guidelines for the GP Visit Card to 50 per cent above the medical card income guidelines. The press release listed a range of examples based on persons with different earnings and expenses and in different family situations.
I attach a table for the Deputy’s information which gives details of these and other sample cases outlining the weekly income and outgoings which would allow persons to be entitled to a GP visit card on foot of these recently increased income guidelines.
Dáil Éireann 623 Written Answers. Medical Cards.