Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Anomaly in processing optical benefit must be addressed

Fine Gael TD for Meath East, Regina Doherty has today (Tuesday) called for the system of processing applications for optical benefit to be re-examined immediately.

 “I have been contacted by many constituents frustrated at the system currently in place. At the moment, optical benefit applications from Meath, are currently taking nearly seven times longer to process than those of  their neighbouring counties. This issue is causing a major headache for both  customers and  businesses”.

"It makes no sense that we have a system whereby applications from one county are processed faster than in another.  In an age of technology, patient convenience and ease of access to  these benefits should be improved.

“I believe that this matter requires urgent attention and I intend to write directly to the Minister."

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