Wigs & Hairpiece Subsidy

Te Whatu Ora, or the Ministry of Health, offers a Wig and Hairpiece Service Payment for people who suffer from serious hair loss because of a medical condition or from certain cancer therapies. The payments are to reduce the cost of purchasing and maintaining a wig or hairpiece or other related products.

Aletheia Apparel is now a registered service provider and can help you receive your headwear through the MoH subsidy. As this is a process, hopefully, this will be clarified here.

How can I claim?

In order to receive the subsidy, you must meet all the qualifications and all supporting documentation must be submitted. Mandy is there to help you every step of the way.

  • ELIGIBILITY: New Zealand citizen or resident and have a qualifying condition*
  • GRANT PERMISSION: Documents and details with the Ministry Of Health need to be checked for your subsidy value available to you (see table for current entitlements)
  • SUBMIT FORMS: The Wig and Hairpiece Claim Form, Proof of Purchase Form, and a current Medical Certificate

Three steps to getting your FREE Megan Hat or Boho Band

  1. Carefully read the eligibility criteria below.
  2. Choose the headwear you wish to purchase and add it to your cart. Choose the “Te Whatu Ora” option for payment at checkout. You will then be contacted by email with the necessary documentation.
  3. Follow the instructions sent to you by email for your free headwear.  (One digital permission form and three pieces of paperwork will be required: a Medical Certificate signed by your healthcare professional, a Proof of Purchase Form and a Ministry of Health Hair Wig & Hairpiece Claim Form with your signature–the last two will be sent to you). Your order will be dispatched once the required paperwork has been received.)

Subsidy Process

  • Select your headwear on the website
  • Purchase using the payment option Te Whatu Ora
  • Complete the permission below to access information regarding your current subsidy status
  • Collect your current Medical Certificate from your medical specialist
  • You will receive a Wig & Hairpiece Claim Form and a Proof of Purchase Form from Aletheia Apparel to be filled out and returned by email.
  • All items can be scanned and emailed to help@aletheia.nz

Te Whatu Ora Permission

Permission to access information regarding subsidy for Wigs & Hairpiece Service Payments from Te Whatu Ora.

I give permission for Aletheia Apparel to contact the Ministry of Health (Te Whatu Ora) in order to access information regarding my Wigs & Hairpieces Service Claim.

Your specialist or GP needs to give you a current medical certificate with your NHI number, details of the hair loss condition and whether it is permanent or temporary.

*Eligibility criteria:

  1. You must be a New Zealand citizen or are ordinarily resident in New Zealand
  2. You have a medical condition that has caused you to lose your hair (like treatment for cancer, alopecia or other scalp conditions that cause hair loss).
Current entitlementsEntitlement inclusive of GSTEntitlement period
Adults over 18 years with permanent hair loss$2330.669 years
Adults over 18 years with temporary hair loss$408.891 year
Children under 18 years with temporary or permanent hair loss$1226.663 years
or until you turn 18, if that happens first

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