New retiree grants assist with dental services, hearing aids

March 19, 2019

​With the establishment of Retiree Medical Grants, retirees, spouses, and surviving spouses may be eligible to receive assistance for dental services and/or hearing aids.

Man at dentist

​The Board of Directors approved establishment of Retiree Medical Grants, to be available through the Assistance Program. Retirees, spouses, and surviving spouses may each receive, once every three years, a need-based grant of up to $2,500 to help them pay for dental services and/or hearing aids.

The Board of Pensions has listened to retirees express a need for such support and is happy to be able to provide it. The addition of this grant reflects the Board of Pensions' drive to support the well-being of ministers, employees, and their families throughout their lives.

The new grant will take effect July 1. Eligibility details and applications will be available in May.

This article originally ran in The Board Bulletin Spring 2019