Examples of Cuts for People with Disabilities since 2008
Issued on October 3 2012
- Monthly threshold for the Drugs Payment Scheme increased from €100 to €120 in 2010, and then to €132 in 2012.
- Prescription charge of 50 cent for medical card holder to a monthly ceiling of €10 per family.
- The Dental Treatment Benefit Scheme was limited to one annual oral examination in 2010. Dental treatments for medical card holders have also been restricted.
- The Optical Treatment Benefit Scheme was limitedto a free eye exam only; free spectacles or contact lenses are no longer available.