Medical Equipment Grant

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The Medical Equipment grant is provided to assist needy persons in the purchase of medical aids such as hearing aids, wheelchairs, prosthetics, eyeglasses, colostomy bags, etc.

The maximum amount of the grant is TT$7,500.00.  An individual cannot apply for assistance to purchase the same item again within two years of receiving this grant.

Am I eligible?

To qualify for this grant you must be a client of the  Ministry of the People and Social Development or the THA's Social Services Department or a needy person who is in dire need of medical equipment and does not have the resources to purchase the equipment.

How do I apply?

You must visit the Social Welfare Division office in your district and speak to an officer.  Follow the link below for a list of office locations.  The officer will fill out an application form and your application will be reviewed.

Social Welfare Division Offices

What documents do I need?

  • Estimates from the supplier of the medical equipment.
  • Referral from the agency treating the particular medical problem, such as a health clinic or other institution.
  • Medical report where applicable.  Follow the link below to obtain a Medical Officer's Report Form, to be completed by your medical practitioner and presented along with the documents listed above.

Medical Officer's Report Form

Where can I find more information?

For more information on how to apply for this grant and the eligibility criteria, please contact the Social Welfare Division office in your district.

Social Welfare Division Offices

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