Assessment Process

To check if you are eligible for a medical card the HSE looks at both your income and your outgoings information which you provide with your application form. If you weekly income is below a certain level you will qualify.

All medical card applications are dealt with using the Medical Card Assessment Guidelines.These assessment guidelines help us to make reasonable and consistent decisions when assessing applications.

TIP: Remember, it is important that you give us as much information as possible about yourself, your dependents, mortgage / rent payments, medical expenses etc, with your application.

What if my income is higher than the income threshold?

If your income is over the income threshold, but where there is undue financial hardship due to personal circumstanes, the HSE can apply discretion and grant a Medical Card.

If you have any questions call one of our team members on LoCall 1890 252 919.