Health expenses

Additional expenses for a kidney patient

Kidney patients can claim relief, in addition to normal health expenses.

Hospital dialysis patients

If you regularly travel for dialysis treatment, you can claim relief on the cost of travelling to and from the hospital. There is no limit on the number of journeys you can claim for.

Travel by private car relief
YearRate per mileRate per kilometre
2018

€0.29

€0.18

2017

€0.29

€0.18

2016

€0.27

€0.17

2015

€0.27

€0.17

Home dialysis patients

If you use a dialysis machine at home, you can claim flat rate relief for:

  • electricity
  • laundry
  • protective clothing
  • telephone expenses.
Home dialysis flat rate relief
YearElectricityLaundry and protective clothingTelephone
2018

€1,900

€1,945

€310

2017

€1,790

€1,935

€305

2016

€1,835

€1,925

€305

2015

€1,905

€1,925

€305

Chronic Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD)

If you are treated at home, but without dialysis, you can claim flat rate relief for electricity and telephone expenses.

CAPD flat rate relief
YearElectricityTelephone
2018

€1,505

€310

2017

€1,415

€305

2016

€1,505

€305

2015

€1,505

€305

How to claim

To claim tax relief on additional expenses for a kidney patient you must include the amount in your health expenses.

To claim your health expenses, you will need to complete your tax return form. This is explained in the 'How do you claim health expenses?' page.

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