Hearing Aid Financial Assistance

Social Welfare Grants For Hearing Aids

Grants to defray the cost of buying hearing aids are available from the Department of Social and Family Affairs. The department operates the Treatment Benefit Scheme, under which the grants for hearing aids are obtainable. Qualifying patients and their dependant spouses who have full PRSI cover can obtain a grant towards the cost of a hearing aid. This includes full contributory pensioners, invalidity pensioners, those on disability benefit and their dependant spouses. PRSI contribution conditions apply.

A Maximum of €1,000 Towards Hearing Aids

In the case of one hearing aid, the grant is 50% of the purchase price of a hearing aid up to a maximum of €500, or 50% of the repair cost of a hearing aid. In the case of two hearing aids, the maximum grant is 50% of the cost up to a maximum of €1000. The grant for the purchase of hearing aids becomes available to qualified people once every 4 years.

Registered Hearing Aid Specialists

As a registered panel member of the Department’s Treatment Benefit Scheme, we can complete all the necessary application forms and process this grant on your behalf. The process normally takes around 2 weeks from application to notification of result.

Medical Card Holders can benefit from superior quality hearing aids by dealing with a private hearing aid dispenser such as Audi-Lab, as long as they are eligible for the PRSI scheme. The Social Welfare hearing aid grant is available to both qualifying non-medical card and medical card holders when obtaining a hearing aid privately. Please contact our office for further details.

For full details of the eligibility conditions for hearing aid grants, please click here.

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