The Treatment Benefit Scheme is a grant scheme run by the Department of Social Protection (DSP) that provides dental, optical and aural services to qualified people. The scheme is available to insured workers, retired people, and their dependent spouses who have the required number of PRSI Contributions.
Under the Treatment Benefit Scheme, Hearing aids may be provided by suppliers who have a contract with the Department of Social Protection. The Department pays half the cost of a hearing aid subject to a fixed maximum of €500 for each hearing aid, every 4 years. It also pays half the cost of repairs to hearing aids.
Full details of the scheme are available on the Dept of Social Protections website – www.welfare.ie