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Take Action: Hearing Aid Tax Credit

April 7th, 2009 by | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

The Hearing Aid Tax Credit or, more formally, the “Hearing Aid Assistance Tax Credit Act” will soon be up for a vote in both the US House and Senate.  According to the Better Hearing Institute, the Hearing Aid Assistance and Tax Credit Act will:


Provide a tax credit towards the purchase of each hearing aid of up to $500 per hearing aid, available once every 5 years. It would be available to 1) individuals age 55 and over, or 2) those purchasing a hearing aid for a dependent.

 

For more FAQs about this legislation, click HERE.

 

You can help to pass this legislation with a click of your mouse.  Click HERE to send an email to your Representatives and Senators to encourage them to support this legislation.  Hearing aids are NOT covered by Medicare, and most state and private insurance plans do not have hearing aid coverage, either.

 

DO YOU LIVE IN NORTH DAKOTA, MONTANA, or NEW YORK?  

Those states’ legislatures are also considering statewide HA Tax Credits.  Click HERE to contact your State legislators, too!  These benefits would be additional tax credits on top of the Federally proposed Hearing Aid Assistance Tax Credit Act.

 

Speak up!  Make your voice heard so that others may hear!

Written by

Elizabeth Rosenzweig MS CCC-SLP LSLS Cert. AVT is a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist Certified Auditory Verbal Therapist. She provides auditory verbal therapy, aural rehabilitation, IEP advocacy, consultation, and LSLS mentoring for clients around the world via teletherapy. You can learn more about Elizabeth's services on her Website or Facebook.

2 Comments

April 8, 2009 at 12:20 pm

Over in IL, we have drafted SB 68 which would provide insurance coverage for all ages. We’ve just been granted an extension on this bill and hope to move it to the floor for a vote. The time is now to mandate insurance coverage for all ages. http://www.hearingaidaction.com

September 25, 2009 at 7:05 pm

Another bill that would benefit cochlear implant and hearing aid users both is HR 3101. HR 3101 is the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2009. It has a provision to extend captioning from regular TV to the Internet. Caption Action 2 (http://www.causes.com/captionaction2) is working to get more support for HR 3101.

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