Oral Health Group
News

Hundreds Of Thousands Not Taking Up PRSI Dental, Optical Benefits


July 30, 2019
by The Irish Times

Hundreds of thousands of people are not taking advantage of a State benefit scheme offering free or discounted dental, optical and hearing care, new figures show.

Some 2.5 million people pay PRSI, which entitles them to services such as a free dental check-up once a year. However, more than two-thirds of those who qualify did not avail of the entitlement last year, while an even smaller number sought free eye and hearing exams and related equipment.

To view the full story, please click here.