When does the children's spectacle subsidy start each year?

Your child's' subsidy year starts from the date of the first examination appointment with an optometrist or an ophthalmologist. This is the anniversary date.

Please note: If you don't use the maximum amount of the subsidy available one year, you cannot add the balance to the subsidy for the next year. Also, the children's spectacle subsidy cannot be claimed in advance. You have to wait for the anniversary date.

For more information about the Children's Spectacle Subsidy visit the Ministry of Health website (external website)  (Government education website) (external website)

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