If you are 70 or over you qualify for a medical card, if your gross income is:
- not more than €500 a week if you are single
- not more than €900 a week for a couple
If one of you is aged 70 or older, you will both qualify for a medical card, if your combined gross income is €900 or less a week.
If one of you is aged 70 or older, you will both qualify for a GP visit card, if your combined gross income is over €900, but not greater than €1,400 a week.
Medical conditions and costs
If you have any long-term medical conditions, you must include a medical report from your doctor or consultant.
If you have high medical costs and you do not qualify for an over 70s card, you can apply for a general medical card or GP visit card.