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Free dental care claims on the rise

Rebound from ‘dramatic fall off’ after welfare treatment scheme was cut back in 2010

21st June, 2015

The number of people availing of free dental and optical treatment at the state’s expense has risen in the five years since the available benefits were slashed, according to new figures from the Department of Social Protection.

The treatment benefit scheme, which is run by the Department of Social Protection, provides certain dental, optical and hearing services to people who meet qualifying conditions, with eligibility based on PRSI contributions.

However, Budget 2010 significantly...

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