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PRSI Hair Grants Ireland - For Wigs & Hair Pieces
The Hair Club in Dublin are registered agents for the new PRSI hair grants scheme. These grants are €500 per year and all you have to do is call us with your PPS number and Date of Birth and we can give you an immediate decision. Then we will send you the PRSI medical form for your doctor to fill in and stamp and your application will take about 3 weeks to be processed by the relevant PRSI department. In the meantime you can book a free consultation with us and choose a wig or hair topper to suit your style. For more information click https://hairclub.ie/blogs/news/hse-wig-grants
The Government announced that those who have hair loss due to illness are now eligible for a new award of up to €500 toward the cost of a hairpiece, wig, or hair replacement, according to a May 2022 announcement from Minister of Social Protection Heather Humphreys. During the first year after it is introduced, the new grant is anticipated to assist about 2,000 women or men. The payment, which is covered by the Department of Social Protection's Treatment Benefit Scheme, will cover hair loss brought on by both certain types of alopecia and cancer. People who meet the medical criteria and PRSI conditions of the department's Treatment Benefit plan are eligible for the €500 payment, as well as their dependent spouse, civil partner, or cohabitant.
The award may be available to self-employed individuals who are covered by Class S insurance as well as employees who pay PRSI contributions under Classes A, E, P, and H. Starting on May 28, 2022, the Department of Social Protection will pay the full price of one hair replacement item every calendar year,... Read more
Will you require a wig during chemotherapy?
Dolores is the owner of the Hair Club in Dublin which was Ireland's first purpose built wigs studio. Over the course of the last twenty years Dolores has met and assisted hundreds of amazing woman from across Ireland that have been recently diagnosed with cancer that may require advice on a hair piece or wig during their treatment.
Recently, Dolores herself was diagnosed with cancer and she decided from the outset that she would like to document her experience of going through chemotherapy, hospital visits and overall progress of how she was dealing emotionally during this difficult phase in her life. With Dolores's particular diagnoses which is bowel cancer, she was informed by the oncologist doctors at St James Hospital in Dublin that she would not lose her hair due to the specific type of chemotherapy treatment she is undergoing. From our experience many clients with Breast cancer will temporarily lose their hair during chemo.Read more
PRSI Hair Grant - Wigs Dublin
“This new grant is being introduced in recognition of both the physical and psychological impact that sudden hair loss can have on someone’s life.This initiative, provided for in Budget 2022, is about supporting people who suffer from forms of alopecia or cancer.“The grant of up to €500 will assist in the purchase of a wig or hairpiece, for people who suffer the trauma of hair loss"