Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (1432)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

1432. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application for a hearing aid by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19111/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The person concerned is qualified for treatment benefits and will be entitled to a contribution towards the cost of a hearing aid. An on-line eligibility check was recently undertaken by his Audiologist and eligibility for medical appliance benefit has been confirmed.  The Audiologist can claim the payment directly on-line once the hearing aids have been provided.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.