Lower Rate of USC for Medical Card Holders

The  Government  (what is left of it ) is planning to bring amendments to the Finance Bill relating to the universal social charge. There was previously an exemption from paying the Health Levy and Income Levy for Medical ...
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Prescription Charges for Medical card Holders

New Prescription charge of 50c per item for Medical Card Holders. Prescriptions are currently free to medical card holders. In the Budget 2010 a new charge was announced of  50 cent  per item. This charge is subject to ...
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More proposals from An Bord Snip Report

More highlights from The Bord Snip Report today - Reductions to child benefit rate, cutting the €2.5 billion cost of the programme by 20 per cent. A new Benchmarking of public sector pay with  the possibility of pay ...
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Medical Card Budget U-turn by Brian Cowen

After a week of uproar because of the introduction of means testing for medical cards for over 70's - Brian Cowen called a press conference this morning. It was reported and expected that an almost complete reversal of ...
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Drugs Payment Scheme Budget Changes

Under the Drugs Payment Scheme - a family unit only has to pay a maximum of €90 a month for approved prescribed drugs, medicines and certain appliances for use by yourself and your family in that month. The ...
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Medical Card Means Test changes for over 70’s

After the recent uproar over Budget chnages to means testing over 70's for medical cards - the government has made some changes to the income thresholds. Whilst they have increased thresholds - they also said that they still ...
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