COVID-19 | Medical Benefit
2 April 2020
The Superintendent of Public Health has ordered certain groups of people not to leave their homes. Should these people be employed in the private sector and are not able to work from home, they are entitled to a medical benefit.
Who is eligible?
These people are those who:
Suffer from diabetes and is dependent on insulin
Are on biological medicines
Had cancer in previous six months
Are undergoeing renal dialysis
Were admitted to hospital for some respiratory disease over the previous six months
Had a heart condition in the previous six months
Are attending the heart failure clinic
Are on oral steroids
The benefit is of a direct payment of €166.15 per week for full-time employees or €103.85 per week for part-time employees.
Our team of specialists can advise you and guide you through any application process. Want to know more? Get in touch today!