Consell announces help for seniors and islanders with disabilities

The Formentera Office of Social Welfare is pleased to announce that from today requests are being accepted for special funding to help elderly islanders and people with disabilities. Available assistance totals €16,000.

Applicants must meet assorted terms, such as living on the island and being 65 or older or having a recognized disability of 33 % or higher. The money may be used toward wheelchairs, glasses, contact lenses, dental prostheses, hearing aids, hospital beds or services like physiotherapy, motricity and speech therapy treatments.

A review committee will weigh applications and unlock up to €2,900 per category per awardee. Original bills must be presented for expenses incurred, and they must be dated between 1 June 2020 and 31 May 2021.

Terms of eligibility can be found in the Official Gazette of the Balearic Islands (BOIB) and on the Consell de Formentera website and bulletin board. The deadline on submissions is 30 September 2021, and applications should be dropped off at the FOSW (Conselleria de Benestar Social) or the Citizen’s Information Office (OAC).

3 September 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera