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I need financial aid for my hearing aids

Having a hearing impairement or caring for a loved one with a hearing impairement can be can be financially stressful.

Thankfully, the Singapore government has taken many steps to ease the burden of the hearing impaired, especially for the elderly population, this includes subsidy schemes such as:

  • SENIORS’ MOBILITY AND ENABLING FUND (SMF)
  • SMF extends subsidies to Singaporean citizens aged 60 or older. Eligible recipients must have:
           o A household monthly income per person of $1,800 and below and/or
           o Annual Value (AV) of residence reflected on NRIC of $13,000 and below for households with no income
           o Completed assessment by a certified doctor and audiologist on the type of device required
           o Not made claims for the device category prior

  • ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FUND (ATF)
  • ATF is a subsidy fund by SG Enable for persons with disability (PWDs) to purchase assistive technology devices. The extent of coverage is up to 90% of the cost of the equipment, with a lifetime cap of $40,000. To qualify for ATF subsidy, recipients must:
           o Be a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident
           o Have a gross monthly household income per person of $1800 and below
           o Undergone a certified assessor's assessment to determine the need and type of device(s)

  • PIONEER GENERATION (PG) PACKAGE
  • The PG package recognises the contributions of the first generation who built up Singapore. And offers subsidied outpatient care regardless of income. At hearLIFE, we offer 20% discount off all hearing aids to all PG card holders. To qualify for PG package recipients should:
           o Be a Singaporeans and is 65 years and older in 2014 and/or
           o Became Singaporean by 31st December 1986