There are two funding options that are specifically available to Veterans that we will discuss here.
You can contact us and we can discuss the options.
The Veterans Hearing Fund (VHF) provides support to veterans who acquired hearing loss during Service. It is open to those who have a wellbeing need that cannot be met through statutory services (such as the NHS). VHF may fund hearing aids, peripherals (accessories) or therapies (e.g., lip reading).
For the Legion to determine whether the hearing loss was acquired during Service, veterans who would like to apply to the programme must submit the following documents:
You can download the eligibility form by clicking on the image below:
Applicants who do not have a copy of their Service Medical records must complete a Subject Access Request form and submit it to the appropriate Service Records Office (addresses are listed in part 2 of the form).
To obtain the required audiometry data, applicants must state ‘Service audiometry records’ in part 3 of the Subject Access Request form. To request this form by post, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01455 234 600
Once applicants receive a copy of their Service medical records, a copy should be sent to the address below along with a completed VHF eligibility application form.
UK Veterans Hearing Help, 13 King Street, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 1QT
If applicants receive a copy of their Service medical records and audiometry records are not available, they will receive confirmation from the MOD that states this. In such cases, applicants should complete the VHF eligibility application form and return to the address above, including a copy of confirmation from the MOD that audiometry records were unavailable.
Please note: If the applicant is in receipt of a War Pension or Armed Forces Compensation Scheme Award and this was awarded due to hearing difficulties, then they can submit a copy of their documentation confirming this in lieu of Service medical records.
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An Access to Work grant can pay for practical support if you have a disability, health or mental health condition to help you:
The grant is not for business start-up costs.
How much you get depends on your circumstances. The money doesn’t have to be paid back and will not affect your other benefits.
To get an Access to Work grant you must:
One of the following must apply:
You can’t get a grant for voluntary work. The employer has to be in England, Scotland or Wales.
Your disability or health condition must either:
It must also either:
You can apply for the Access To Work Grant on their website at: https://www.gov.uk/access-to-work/apply