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Treatment Benefit is a scheme that may allow you to qualify for:
 
Dental Benefit
Optical Benefit
Contact lenses (on medical grounds)
Hearing aids.

Dental Benefit covers dental examination and diagnosis.
 
Note:
You may receive Dental Benefit for examinations carried out in other European Union (EU) member states. Contact Treatment Benefit Section before you travel for an application form and details of the amounts the Department will pay.
 
Optical Benefit
Optical Benefit covers an eye examination only*.

*The Department does not pay towards the cost of an eye examination for visual display units (VDU), such as computers or for driving licences.

 
Note:
You may receive Optical Benefit for eye examinations carried out in other EU member states. Contact Treatment Benefit Section before you travel for an application form and details of the amounts the Department will pay.
 
Contact Lenses
If you need contact lenses on medical grounds, the Department will pay up to half the cost, subject to a fixed maximum contribution, provided you have a doctor’s recommendation.
 
Note:
You may receive benefit for contact lenses bought in other EU member states, provided the lenses are needed on medical grounds. Contact Treatment Benefit Section before you travel for an application form and details of the amounts the Department will pay.
 
Hearing Aids
The Department will pay up to half the cost of a hearing aid or repairs to a hearing aid, subject to a fixed maximum contribution, of €500 for one aid and €1'000 if you need two aids.

 

Before you buy your hearing aid you should make sure that you know the amount that you will need to pay on top of your grant.

This grant can be paid to a person who has the necessary PRSI contributions or to their adult dependant.

You can find a list of hearing services companies on our website www.welfare.ie. You can use your hearing aid grant if you qualify when buying hearing aids from them.

 
Note:
You may receive benefit for hearing aid(s) supplied in other EU member states. Contact Treatment Benefit Section before you travel for an application form and details of the amounts the Department will pay.
 
 
Last modified:31/01/2016
 

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