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Medical/DV Card

Medical Card Application

The quickest way to get a medical card or GP visit card is to apply online.

For people included in your application, you will need to provide:

  • PPS numbers

  • dates of birth

  • income and expense details

Alternatively, to apply for a medical card by email or post, download and fill in the Medical Card Application Form.

The types of income you should include in your application are:

  • social welfare payments

  • wages (take-home pay, after tax, PRSI and USC)

  • pension

  • income from savings and investments

  • maintenance payments

  • rental income from family home (for example a sub-let room)

  • property other than the family home

You should also include income from royalties or payments under a settlement, covenant or from an estate. If your only household income is a social welfare payment, you qualify for a medical card and should apply.

The online application process includes a quick assessment of your finances. This will let you know if you might qualify for a medical card. It is based on basic income and expenses information.

A full assessment is carried out later in the application process. You will need to upload documents showing income and expenses. For example, payslip, proof of social welfare payment, childcare costs etc.

Your qualifying financial threshold is the amount you can earn a week and still qualify for a card.

Your qualifying financial threshold is calculated by adding the following 3 amounts:

  • A basic rate - an amount of money depending on your circumstances.

  • The amount allocated for each dependant.

  • The amount for allowable expenses.

The 3 amounts are added together to give you a qualifying financial threshold. This figure is the maximum amount you can earn as your net weekly income in order to qualify for a medical card.

 

Doctor Visit Card Application

General GP visit card

Anyone age 8 to 69 can apply for a GP visit card.

Read more and apply online for a general GP visit card.

Over 70s GP visit card

If you are over 70, you can register for an over 70s GP visit card.

Read more and register online for the over 70s GP visit card.

Under 8s GP visit card

If you have a child under 8, you can register for an under 8s GP visit card.

Read more and register online for an under 8s GP visit card.

Carers GP visit card

If you get Carer’s Benefit or Carer’s Allowance, at full or half rate, you can visit your GP for free.

Read more and register online for the carers GP visit card.

Appt Form
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