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Written Answers - Medical Cards

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 765 No. 3

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 506.  Deputy Denis Naughten Information on Denis Naughten Zoom on Denis Naughten  asked the Minister for Health Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly  the reason a person under 25 years of age in receipt of the maximum rate of social welfare appropriate to their age and living in the family home is deemed not financially independent whereas a person under 25 years of age in receipt of the maximum rate of social welfare payment appropriate to their age and living away from home is deemed financially independent by the Health Service Executive when applying for a medical card; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24133/12]

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Róisín Shortall): Information on Róisín Shortall Zoom on Róisín Shortall As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.


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