Financial Assistance for Hearing Loss

United Healthcare Children’s Foundation

Grant Application Criteria:

  • Your child must be 16 years old or younger.
  • Your child must be covered by a commercial health benefit plan offered through an employer or individually purchased.
    • Children covered by Medicaid, Medicare, SCHIP, HIS, or other state or federally subsidized health insurance programs given to those without insurance or with low incomes are excluded.
  • Demonstrated financial need provided on the application and by submission of a photocopy of the most recently filed Federal tax return (Internal Revenue Service 1040, 1040-A, or 1040-EZ). Additionally, other financial resources to meet the health care need must not be available.
  • In order to apply for your child, the child must live with you 51% or more and be listed as a dependent on your most recently filed IRS 1040. If the child is not listed on your most recently filed IRS 1040, then we need a copy of both your most recently filed IRS 1040 and the most recently filed IRS 1040 on which the child is listed as a dependent.

The amount awarded to an individual within a 12-month period is limited to either $5,000 or 85% of the fund balance, whichever amount is less. Individual awards are limited to a lifetime maximum of $10,000.

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Grant Application Criteria:

  • Your child must be 18 years of age or younger.
  • Your child may be eligible for coverage if he or she is a U.S. citizen or a lawfully admitted immigrant, even if you are not. Eligibility for children is based on the child’s status, not the parent’s; however, the parent’s income is counted toward the income limit.
  • If you are unsure whether your child will qualify, you should apply for Medicaid. Some income and resources do not count against you. Every group has its own income limits.

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Katie Beckett/ Deeming Waiver

 The Katie Beckett Medicaid Program permits the state to ignore family income for certain disabled children. It provides benefits to certain children 18 years of age or less who qualify as disabled individuals who live at home rather than in an institution.

  • The Deeming Waiver is a way for parents to get Medicaid for their child with a disability when their income is too high to qualify for SSI
  • A federal waiver that takes the family income out of the picture and looks at the income/assets of the child
  • Parents can apply even if the child has private insurance coverage
  • Your child must be under 18 years old
  • Your child must meet Social Security disability criteria
  • Your child must be ineligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) due to income and/or assets of the parents

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Children’s Medical Services

Medical program for children and young adults, birth to age 21, with chronic medical conditions. Eligibility is based on income and diagnosis. Services available through this program could include those related to diagnostics and hearing disorders.

  • Children from birth to age 21 with eligible chronic medical conditions
  • Eligibility for the program includes medical and financial requirements
  • Children who are Medicaid or PeachCare enrolled, who receive SSI, and who are in foster care are financially eligible for CMS services
  • CMS district coordinators should be contacted directly to receive specific financial eligibility information. A listing can be found at
  • Should your child not qualify for CMS coverage, your district coordinator may be able to provide you with additional resources

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Miles 4 Major

Miles-4-Major is a non-profit organization raising awareness and financial support for families who have young children with hearing loss and are in need of hearing aids. Support for families is raised through corporate sponsorships and events such as the annual Miles-4-Major 5k Race. Miles-4-Major offers financial assistance in the purchase of hearing aids for families who meet the following criteria:

  • Have a child 18 years or younger diagnosed with hearing loss
  • Not currently on Medicaid
  • Net income of $125,000 or less for two-parent families/$85,000 or less for single-parent families.

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