Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (1036)

Tom Neville

Question:

1036. Deputy Tom Neville asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a person (details supplied) is entitled to a hearing aid under the treatment benefit scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44371/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The person concerned is qualified for treatment benefits and will be entitled to a grant contribution towards the cost of hearing aids. She will receive a letter within the next few days advising her of the position and confirming her eligibility for medical appliance (hearing aid) benefit.

The Audiologist can claim the grant payment directly on-line once the hearing aids have been provided.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.