Thursday, 28 November 2019

Ceisteanna (256)

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

256. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of persons who applied for hearing aids under the treatment benefit scheme in each of the years 2017, 2018 and to date in 2019; the cost of same in each year in the same period; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49558/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The details requested in relation to the number of people who applied for hearing aids under the treatment benefit scheme are set out in the following table.

 Year

Number of Grants paid 

Cost euro

 2017

11,375

9.43m 

 2018

14,689

12.74m 

 2019 to end October

13,185

11.56m