Assistance with Hearing Aids - 27th May 2014

The Vincentian

The Vincentian Foundation for the Elderly – formed in 1976 by St Vincent de Paul as a Charitable Trust with the aim of IMPROVING THE WELFARE OF NEEDY ELDERLY. There current project is to provide grants to assist those senior members of our society on low incomes, to fund hearing aids.
The assistance, which is limited to a maximum of $1000 per pair of hearing aids, is open to people aged 65 and over who hold a Super Gold Card with a Community Services endorsement. Other requirements include that applicants:
• will have had their hearing assessed by a qualified audiologist and subsequently deemed to need a hearing aid;
• complete the attached Hearing Aid Grant Application Form; and
• attach a photocopy of the back of their Super Gold Card and their audiologist’s assessment of the cost of their hearing aid(s).
On receiving advice of the level of the Foundation grant, applicants should pay the audiologist the amount owing, less the grant and forward the receipted invoice to the Foundation. The Foundation will then send the grant to their audiologist.

If you require more information on this Phone Dunedin RSA Welfare Officer - Marie Marshall on 03 4664 888 or 0800 664 888

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