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Submitting spectacle subsidy applications from 4 June 2019

This notice explains how and when you will receive access to the new Enable Specs App for submitting applications from Tuesday 4 June 2019.

In 2017 to 2018, over 26,000 children aged 15 years or under received a subsidy for prescription glasses. We are pleased to provide the new App to make it easier for you to deliver this valued service for the Ministry of Health.

Access and login details to be emailed out on 4 June

On the morning of 4 June 2019 you will receive an email with the following information:

  1. A link to the Enable Specs App
  2. Your new user id
  3. Your temporary password (which you’ll need to re-set)
  4. Password requirements
  5. A link to Enable Specs App video tutorials
  6. Contact details for help with accessing and using the App.

Once you have reset your password you will be able to make applications in the Enable Specs App. The App will be live from 08:00am on 4 June 2019.

Video tutorials

Be sure to watch our video tutorials, which are available now for you to preview. They’re each between 1 and 5 minutes long and cover these topics:

  • Introduction and submitting applications
  • Submitting a 'genuine and exceptional circumstances' application
  • Creating a client
  • Editing client details
  • Managing the "on behalf" process.

View video tutorials for Enable Specs App

Any questions?

We will be seeking feedback on your experience with the App over the next few weeks. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll be happy to help.

Phone 0800 ENABLE (362 253)


Many thanks

Enable Specs App team

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