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Medical Card

You will keep your medical card for the duration of the PTJI scheme regardless of your earnings (up to a maximum of 3 years).

Family Income Supplement

If you are working at least 19 hours per week (or 38 hours per fortnight) and you have at least one qualified child under the age of 22, you may be entitled to Family Income Supplement. Hours worked by your spouse or partner may be combined.

This is a weekly supplement paid if your family income is below a certain limit for your family size. Your PTJI and your earnings from your employment will be added together when working out your entitlement. For more information, log on to

Last modified:09/03/2012

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