Question to the Minister for Social Protection (Ms Joan Burton, TD)
To ask the Minister for Social Protection the amount of funding provided under the PRSI scheme for dental treatment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. – Jerry Buttimer.
For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 8th October, 2013.
The treatment benefit scheme is funded through PRSI contributions, with payments made to dentists on the basis of demand from qualified PRSI contributors for the free annual examination. The cost of the dental benefit scheme for each of the past two complete years is set out in the table below: