Entitlements & Tax Relief


Drug Payment Scheme

  • An individual or family need not spend more than €124 per month for approved prescribed drugs, medicines or appliances.
  • Family expenditure covers a husband, wife, children under 18 and dependants under 23 in full time education.
  • Apply online at hse.ie/services/drugs-payment-scheme
  • Note you will need your PPSN number.

Medical Cards

Tax Back

Income Tax Relief on Prescriptions and Mobility Products

  • Prescribed medicines, doctors and consultants fees, hospital expenses as well as independent living aid and mobility products may be claimed against your income tax.
  • Can claim up to 20% of the cost of the product back. 
  • We can provide prescription receipts to assist you.
  • The annual income tax claim can be made through your annual tax return form  
  • Further information on claiming back your medical expenses can be found at Revenue.ie

VAT Relief on Aids and Appliances for Use by Persons with Disabilities

  • Claim back up to 23% VAT relief from Revenue
  • Family members may claim tax relief on the recipient's behalf
  • To claim please complete VAT form 61A and submit to Revenue
  • All claims must include original invoices
  • All claims must be made within 4 years of purchase