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Increase in hearing aids grant

In Health, News by DB_Admin

The Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys TD, has announced changes to the grants available towards the purchase of hearing aids.

As part of measures announced in Budget 2021, a flat rate grant of up to €500 is now available towards a hearing aid, while a grant of up to €1,000 is available for a pair.

The Department of Social Protection will also provide a grant of up to €100 towards the cost of hearing aid repairs.

The measures fall under the Department’s Treatment Benefit Scheme.

Prior to the introduction of the changes by Minister Humphreys, the Department paid half the cost of a hearing aid up to a maximum grant of €500 per aid. The customer also had to pay at least half the cost of the aid.

The introduction of the Budget measure now provides that the customer will pay the balance of the cost of their hearing aid in excess of €500 per device and the balance of the cost of repairs to in excess of €100.

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