I am excited to inform you that our PC Government has fulfilled another commitment to you. Today we launched our $12.6 million "Hearing Aid" grant program for seniors in Manitoba. Hearing aids provide valuable benefits to improve quality of life, and this program will ensure more Manitoba seniors have the financial means to access them.
The application process is underway, and I realize it will be difficult for some people. That is why I invite you to join our community staff and me Thursday (June 8) morning from 9:00 am to 11:00 am in my office at 3025 Portage Avenue. We will help you fill out an application, submit it for your grant, and answer your questions related to the new grant program.
Hearing aids provide valuable benefits to improve quality of life, and this program will ensure more Manitoba seniors have the financial means to access them.”
The Manitoba Seniors Hearing Aid Program is open to individuals aged 65 or older with a net household income under $80,000. Approved applicants can receive up to $2,000 for hearing aids, including fitting costs.
To apply for the grant, individuals must submit:
a program application form;
a “Proof of Income” statement from the Canada Revenue Agency; and
a prescription or audiogram from a certified hearing aid dealer licensed in Manitoba.
Individuals must receive an approval letter before purchasing hearing aids, noted the minister.
For more information on the Manitoba Seniors Hearing Aid Program, visit https://www.gov.mb.ca/seniors/hearing_aid_program.html.
To read Manitoba, A Great Place to Age: Provincial Seniors Strategy , visit https://gov.mb.ca/seniors/docs/seniors_strategy_2023.pdf.