Minister Joan Burton announced in her Budget 2012 speech this week.
This week Minister Joan Burton announced in her 2012 Budget speech changes to the Treatment Benefit Grant (PRSI Grant) for hearing aids.
The Treatment Benefit Scheme is available to workers and retired people who have made the required number of PRSI contributions.
Most people thought the grant would disappear altogether so it’s good news that the grant is still available for those who qualify.The frequency of the grant for hearing aids will change from 2 years to 4 years. The grant changes are as follows:
The maximum grant available for one hearing aid will change from €760 to €500 and from €1,520 to €1,000 for two hearing aids.
These changes will come into place in January 2012. Your hearing aid Audiologist can explain your grant entitlements to you and if you act fast you may still be able to take advantage of the current scheme which could save you up to €1520. If you would like further information contact your local Hidden Hearing branch or call us on our free phone number 1800 370 000