Medical Cards for Recipients of Domiciliary Care Allowance

Since the start of June 2017 all children aged 16 or under getting Domiciliary Care Allowance (DCA) are now eligible for a medical card - regardless of the income of their parents. If  the child does not already ...
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Prescription Charges Reduced for Over 70’s With Medical Card

Changes to prescription charges announced in Budget 2017 came into effect this month. From 1 March 2017, the prescription charge for medical card holders over the age of 70 has been reduced from €2.50 to €2 per item ...
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Budget 2014: Medical Cards to be Withdrawn for some over 70s

Over 70s used to get automatic medical cards until a means test was introduced by Fianna Fail a few yeas ago .  The means test threshold is currently €600 a week for a single person and €1200 a ...
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Universal Social Charge Amounts for 2013

Budget 2013 introduced higher rates of USC for some people earning over €60,000 a year. The changes affect those people with medical cards and those over 70 - who were previously paying a  capped rate of 4% USC ...
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Medical Card Holders USC Rates

Updated for 2013 Budget The USC rates as introduced in the 2011 Budget were originally the same for Medical Card holders under 70 as for everyone else under 70 - but the government soon backed down and ended ...
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Medical Card Changes in Budget 2013

Currently anyone over 70 can qualify for a medical card if their annual income is less than €36400 a year (72800 for a couple) In comparison - The under 70's need to have less than €9568 to get ...
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