The Dietary Grant is a monthly grant of TT$600.00 per person for the purchase of specific and prescribed dietary foods for persons suffering from diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.
Am I eligible?
To qualify for this grant you must be a needy person, such as someone receiving financial assistance from the state, who is suffering from an ailment such as diabetes or heart disease where a special diet is prescribed. Please note that application for this grant must be accompanied by a referral from a doctor in a Health Centre, along with relevant diet sheet and/or prescription.
How do I apply?
You must visit the Social Welfare Division office in your district and speak to an officer. Follow the link below for a list of office locations. The officer will fill out an application form and your application will be reviewed.
What documents do I need?
- Detailed letter of referral from the local health centre treating the particular problem.
- Documentary evidence from a Government Medical Officer that you need a special diet.
- Medical report where applicable. Follow the link below to obtain a Medical Officer's Report Form, to be completed by your medical practitioner and presented along with the documents listed above.
Where can I find more information?
For more information on how to apply for this grant and the eligibility criteria, please contact the Social Welfare Division office in your district.