Question to the Minister for Social Protection (Ms Joan Burton, TD)
To ask the Minister for Social Protection the numbers and proportions of eligible persons covered by PRSI that avail of the entitlement to a free dental examination each year; and if she will make a statement on the matter. – Jerry Buttimer.
For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 8th October, 2013.
In 2012, the estimated number of people eligible for this Department’s dental benefit scheme was 2.2 million (qualifying either on their own PRSI or on their spouses’). Dental benefit was actually claimed by 270,602 people in 2012, equating to 12.3% of the eligible population.