Someone said :
The limit on earnings for free Medication is currently €201.00
When you hit OAP status at 66 or 67 you lose the free Medication facility but under €330 approximately, you keep your Doctor visit.
Surly the OAP's like me are being victimized because of their age, and the government has been given another big wage increase, they do not care about the poorer people in this country.
Your use-case is not really clear.
Is the old age pension not a bit over €248? Thus more than the €201 that you mention? Would you keep working for less than €201/week till you are 70 and ask your pension not to be paid before then?
Also by the time you hit 70, you'll get a free medical card: would you rather the gvt does not positively discriminate based on age then?
Also at under €210 a week, can you not avail of a medical card: when you hit 66, if you no longer qualify, you can ask them for a 2 years extension based on circumstances.
Can you clarify your use-case and what rules apply to it in a more precise manner, before crying wolf?
Maybe you just got poorly informed on how these work? Have you got enough PRSI contributions to qualify for any sort of relief that you may not know about? Someone here more informed about benefits might tell us. I don't know enough to answer: I only know enough to be confused by your post.