Navigating the health system
Navigating the health system

Below are a series of guides to health entitlements, written specifically for Irish families living with EB but first…

If you are struggling in any way with health entitlements, please let us know. We might be able to help by providing some advice or writing you a letter to accompany an application. Also, by understanding the challenges you face, we can better represent people living with all forms of EB.

Medical Card and GP Visit Card

Many families living with EB have been experiencing difficulties in obtaining and renewing medical cards. We have been working hard to improve that situation but, in the meantime, we have prepared this document in order to help you through the processes. Click on the link below to view and print the document or contact the DEBRA office if you would like it sent to you by post.

DEBRA guide to the Medical Card and GP Visit Card

Hardship Scheme

Many families living with EB are experiencing confusion and difficulties around the Hardship Scheme so we have prepared this document in order to shed some light on the area. Click on the link below to view and print the document or contact the DEBRA office if you would like it sent to you by post.

DEBRA guide to the Hardship (Essential Non-GMS) Scheme

Drugs Payment Scheme (DPS)

We have prepared this document in order to help you through the processes involved in the Drugs Payment Scheme (DPS). Click on the link below to view and print the document or contact the DEBRA office if you would like it sent to you by post.

DEBRA guide to the Drugs Payment Scheme

Allowances, Benefits and Tax Credits

It can be difficult to know what allowances, benefits and tax credits exist and what you are entitled to. We have therefore prepared this document in the hope of making things slightly easier for you in navigating these entitlements. Click on the link below to view and print the document or contact the DEBRA office if you would like it sent to you by post.

DEBRA guide to allowances, benefits and tax credits