Hearing Aid Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (HAAAD)

The Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD) program, the Lifeline Utility Assistance (Lifeline) Program, and the Hearing Aid Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (HAAAD) program are three State programs with similar eligibility guidelines.

You may be eligible for HAAAD if you meet the following requirements:

  • You are a New Jersey resident;
  • You are age 65 or older or between ages 18 and 64 and receiving Social Security Disability benefits; and
  • Your income for 2021 is less than $28,769 if single or less than $35,270 if married.
  • HAAAD provides a $100 reimbursement to offset the purchase of a hearing aid;
  • One reimbursement is allowed per calendar year. If a hearing aid is purchased in a subsequent calendar year, a new HAAAD application is required;
  • "Hearing Aid" means a custom-fitted ear-level or body-worn electronic device which enhances communication for the hearing impaired;
  • Beneficiaries must be currently enrolled in the Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD) program or Lifeline Utility Assistance (Lifeline) program, or;

Meet the PAAD and Lifeline eligibility criteria described below.

If you are currently enrolled in the PAAD or Lifeline program, you must complete a HAAAD application (Word) (PDF) and submit the following documentation:

  • A receipt for the purchase of your hearing aid.
  • A written statement from your physician attesting to the medical necessity for obtaining a hearing aid.

If you are NOT currently enrolled in the PAAD or Lifeline program, you must complete an NJSave application to verify your age or disability status, residency and annual income. Your income for 2021 must be less than $28,769 if single or less than $35,270 if married.

  • If you are a Medicaid recipient or have other health insurance coverage or retirement benefits that provide full hearing aid coverage, you are not eligible for HAAAD. If you have only limited or partial coverage, you would be eligible for a supplementary payment.
  • Beneficiaries of the Senior Gold Prescription Discount Program are NOT eligible for HAAAD.
  • For additional information call our toll free Hotline at 1-800-792-9745.