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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.

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