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Coronavirus: Stay at home

Health information and advice to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Keeping a medical card after unemployment

If you are returning to work, you may be able to keep your card for 3 years. This can be from when you start employment to when your benefits end.

You must have been receiving a full social protection payment or government employment scheme payment for 12 consecutive months.

You will need to submit a new medical card application stating you are applying on this basis.

page last reviewed: 21/10/2018
next review due: 21/10/2021