Adults who experience certain forms of hair loss can now receive €500 (per year) off wigs and hairpieces. Those who qualify include:
- Alopecia Areata (Totalis, Universalis, Diffuse Alopecia Areata, Alopecia Ophiasis)
- Primary Scarring Alopecias (also known as Cicatrical Alopecias)
- Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia and Lichen Planopilaris (Scarring Alopecia)
- Chemotherapy-induced Alopecia (Anagen Effluvium)
- Alopecia resulting from surgery or trauma, including burns
This does not currently include those who have hair loss due to:
- Androgenetic Alopecia
- Telogen Effluvium
- Traction Alopecia
As the grant is reviewed and changes are made we are hopeful it will be expanded to include more forms of hair loss and cover all age groups. For those who are not included in this grant you may be entitled to the HSE grant. For more details visit this page.
Just like dental treatments, hearing aids or eye tests, this grant will be paid to registered providers (HairWeavon).
Below are the steps for getting started:
Steps to Apply for the PRSI Grant Scheme
If we confirm your eligibility you will receive the up to €500 voucher to spend on your next wig or hair topper at our shop.
If the system comes back as not eligible, you will need to contact the Treatment Benefit Helpline on 0818 300 600.
The helpline will issue a ME2 form which should be returned to the Treatment Benefit Helpline department (not us). If approved after this, HairWeavon will then process the claim as normal and get you in your new wig in no time.
Once you have completed the ME2 form please send it to the Treatment Benefit Helpline department (and not to us). Their address is;
Department of Social Protection
Oliver Plunkett Road,
If approved after this, HairWeavon will then process the claim as normal and get you in your new wig in no time.
At HairWeavon we are excited to help you take advantage of this new grant. If you have any further questions about how to get approval or access to the grant, please contact us.
Please note this is a new grant and we are receiving a large volume of applicants. Therefore, processing time may be longer than expected. Average approval time should be approximately two weeks.