Can I keep my medical card?

One of the most common concerns about returning to work is whether or not it is possible to keep your medical card.

If you are returning to full or part time work you can keep your medical card for 3 years provided that you have been getting one of the following allowances for 12 months or more:

  • Jobseekers Allowance
  • Jobseekers Benefit
  • One Parent Family Payment
  • Illness Benefit
  • Invalidity Pension
  • Disability Allowance
  • Blind Pension
  • Or you have been on an employment incentive scheme or educational opportunity scheme.

More information can be found on the Citizens Information Website here