Treatment Benefit SchemeThe Department of Social Protection operate the Treatment Benefit Scheme. Eligible patients and dependant spouses who have full PRSI cover may obtain a grant towards the cost of a hearing aid. This includes contributory pensioners, invalidity pensioners, those on disability benefit and their dependant spouses. (Conditions apply.) The grant is available to qualifying non-medical card and medical cardholders alike if they obtain a hearing aid privately. Full details of the eligibility conditions for the grant may be obtained from the Department Web Site: http://www.welfare.ie or from our clinics.
In the case of one hearing aid being required the grant is 50% of the cost up to a maximum of €500. If two hearing aids are required the maximum grant is 50% of the cost up to a maximum of €1,000. A grant is available every four years. A grant is also available for half the cost of repairs and ear moulds. (Conditions apply).