Medical cards are issued to cover all medical expenses. They cover doctors visits, medicines, hospital charges etc.
If your child has the Domiciliary Care Allowance they are AUTOMATICALLY entitled to the medical card.
If you do not have the Domiciliary Care Allowance the medical card is means assessed. They need information on income. They also need information on mortgage payments, mortgage protection payments, house insurance and information on house improvement loans. This information is used to get a truer picture of your income.
Should you not be entitled to a medical card based on your income you can apply for a medical card allocated to your child based on their medical condition. Currently you have to apply for a medical card for your family. When you get turned down they send the form to a supervisor to assess based on medical need.
The card is valid for 2 years. Income information has to be updated at that time.
Members of the group have found the application for medical cards a tedious and frustrating process. It is an areas that we hope to address. Please share your medical card application story to help us in this process. firstname.lastname@example.org