What is the Medical Care Scheme?
The Medical Care Scheme is a benefit program in Ireland that provides compensation for medical costs related to work-related injuries or prescribed occupational diseases. It covers costs that are not covered by the HSE or the Treatment Benefit Scheme.
How to qualify for the Medical Care Scheme:
If your work-related injury or disease doesn't immediately incapacitate you, you should notify your employer without delay and apply to the department for a declaration that your injury or disease was due to your job. However, if you're applying for Occupational Injury Benefit (IB1) or the Medical Care Scheme, you don't need to make a separate application for a declaration.
Expenses Covered under the Medical Care Scheme:
Necessary expenses may be reimbursed for:
Rates of Payment:
Payments from the Medical Care Scheme are made by electronic funds transfer. For ongoing treatments, you may receive payments in instalments. However, typically only one payment will be made. Usually, the payment is made to the claimant, but in some cases, it may be paid to the HSE or to the employer, if necessary.
How to Apply
Please return your completed application and the relevant supporting documentation to:Medical Care Scheme Section