2022 eyewear bonus, who can request it and how to apply

Contribution of 50 euros: to whom it belongs

Green light for the 2022 eyewear bonus with a contribution of 50 euros valid until 31 December 2023. The Guarantor for the protection of personal data has expressed a positive opinion on the decree scheme of the Ministry of Health which provides for the disbursement of a one-off contribution of 50 euros for the purchase of prescription glasses or corrective contact lenses from 1 January 2021 to 31 December next year.

The contribution in favor of family members with Isee not exceeding 10 thousand euros will be awarded in the form of a voucher, for those who request it, or as a refund, for those who have already made the purchase. Both methods require the applicant to register on a dedicated web application, which will be made available on the website of the Ministry of Health, by means of authentication with Spid, Cie or Cns.

In the case of attribution, the voucher will be made available on the web application, after verification by INPS of the possession of the Isee requirements, while the refund will be made on the IBAN coordinates, provided at the time of registration together with a copy of the invoice or documentation, and provides for the communication to the Revenue Agency of the data relating to the reimbursements paid.

The decree scheme takes into account the observations provided by the Authority during the discussions with the ministry to make the treatments envisaged compliant with the privacy legislation, according to the principle of data protection “by design and by default”. In the opinion, the Guarantor has set the only condition to specify that the methods and terms of the communication of reimbursements are established with a provision of the director of the Revenue Agency, after consulting the Guarantor Authority for the protection of personal data.