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Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities

The Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities Program helps parents with some of the extra costs of caring for a child who has a severe disability. (source)


Eligbility Requirements

A parent or a legal guardian whose child:

is under 18 years of age,

lives at home,

and has a severe disability

may be eligible to receive help under this program depending on the family's income.

What does the program fund?

The program can help to fund such things as:

travel to doctors and hospitals

special shoes and clothes

parental relief

wheelchair repairs

assistive devices

hearing aids

hearing aid batteries

prescription drugs

dental care


How much funding is provided?

Parents can get between $25 and $440 a month to help with costs

How do I apply?

Contact your local regional office and ask for an application form.

Complete the application form and return it to the regional office along with any documentation asked for.

A Special Agreements Officer will review your application and will contact you if they need more information.

You will receive a letter saying whether or not you qualify for a grant and, if so, how much you will receive.

Additional Information

For additional information and contact numbers please visit this website.