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Saturday 22 July 2017

Prescription charges to be cut by €5 per month for over 70s - Budget 2017

Tomorrow's budget brings some good news
Tomorrow's budget brings some good news
Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

Prescription charges for pensioners are to be reduced by €5 a month in a last minute change to the Budget.

The Independent Alliance demanded the cut during a meeting with Fine Gael that is still ongoing in Government Buildings.

Independent.ie understands that the maximum a person over 70 will now have to pay for prescription medicine will be capped at €20.

Anyone with a medical card under the age of 70 will continue to pay €25.

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