Overview

The Empowerment Scheme provides financial support and guidance to persons with disability enabling them to purchase equipment which would allow them to lead a more independent life. The Scheme is run by an independent Board which includes a number of professionals, who advise and provide information to persons with disability on how they can purchase equipment according to their individual needs.

What you'll get

Review from a Board specifically appointed by Aġenzija Sapport. The Empowerment Scheme offers subsidy of up to 50% (excl. VAT) of the total cost of the equipment and also offers subsidies on individualised transport services to persons with disability who would need to go to work, to a post-secondary education institution, or attend sports activities. Such subsidy is given to persons with disability who are not able to make use of the Public Transport.

Eligibility

Persons with disability requiring the necessary equipment to help them lead an independent living.

• Applicants must be Maltese citizens
• Applications for subsidies of less than €300 will not be considered and may be referred to other entities
• Applications for basic equipment related to accommodation and which are coming from residents of hospitals or government nursing homes, will not be considered
• From time to time, the Board may issue other conditions according to the need

Required documentation:

• Those who would benefit from such equipment need to present a report filled in by a professional, such as Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, or Audiologist, in case of application for hearing aids. This would need to be presented to the Board together with an application.

• When the Approval Letter from the Empowerment Board is received; one must send the Original Fiscal Receipt together with a copy of the letter to Aġenzija Sapport, in order to issue payment.

How to apply

Fill in the online form and submit.
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