Hearing Aid Funding Options for Ex-Service Men and Women
The Veterans Hearing Fund
The Veterans Hearing Fund (VHF) was launched by The Royal British Legion in 2015 and it supports veterans of all services with hearing loss providing them with equipment and therapies to improve their hearing health and wellbeing. The fund, generated from the Libor fines totalling £13 million over a five years period, comes as a result of The Royal British Legion’s research and campaigning both through Lost Voices and the 2015 Manifesto which included veterans’ access to hearing aids as a key policy recommendation.
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Access to Work
If you have a disability or have a physical or mental health condition that makes it hard for you to do your job, you can apply for Access To Work. Please contact us for advice and guidance!
* The grant is not for business start-up costs.
Where the funding came from
The LIBOR Scandal & The Veterans Hearing Fund
Some Veterans in the UK have conflicted feelings about using the Veterans Hearing fund. Many feel they are making a claim against the British Legion. In fact, that couldn’t be further from the truth! The Veterans Hearing fund is funded by HM Government using money from fines raised during the LIBOR Scandal.
The Libor Scandal
The LIBOR Scandal arose when a group of financial institutions was accused of fixing the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR). LIBOR is an important interest rate in global finance and it was fixed in order to make banks look more stable than they were. Millions in fines were imposed upon the financial institutions and HM Treasury has decided that some of the money raised through these fines would be used to support Veteran’s medical requirements. The Royal British Legion’s Veterans Medical Funds (which includes the Veterans Hearing Fund) programme is funded through a five year £13 million commitment from the HM Treasury, using income from the LIBOR fines.
We work with the Royal British Legion to ensure that Veterans get easy access to the Veterans Hearing Fund for Hearing Aids, Assistive Equipment and Tinnitus Therapy that they need and deserve.
Think you may be entitled to the British Legion Hearing Fund?
Contact us using the methods below and we will guide you through the process, from start to finish!
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