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Battery Allowance

Battery Allowance is a regular payment intended to help cover the cost of replacing batteries for non-rechargeable hearing aids.

Who can get this

You may be able to get this if you have a non-rechargeable hearing aid funded by us.

For veterans with rechargeable aids, your audiologist can supply you with new batteries under your Support and Maintenance funding package.

What you can get

Battery Allowance is a regular payment paid:

  • every two weeks in NZ
  • every four weeks outside of NZ.

Battery Allowance payment rate

How to apply

You or your audiologist can contact your case manager to request a battery allowance payment.

Contact us

Find out more

More information about hearing aids and appliances

Information for audiologists

We strive to be transparent. If you want to know how this entitlement is administered, you can read the policy.

Hearing Aids and Appliances policy [PDF, 619 KB]