Financial Assistance

Special Services at Home (MCSS)
Provides limited funding for hiring workers for developmental programming and family relief. Assistance is not means tested. For an application call 613.234.1188.

Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD) Program
A program for low-income families to help with the additional costs of raising a child with a disability. For an application form, contact Jeanette Rousse at 416.788.2399.

Easter Seals
Covers 75% of diaper costs for children with special needs over age 3 who are not yet toilet trained. For more information call 1.888.377.5437.

Disability Tax Credit & Medical Expense Deductions
Interpretation bulletin IT-519R is of particular interest. They also have a new guide called Information Concerning People With Disabilities, which provides information on the credits, deductions, and entitlements available to persons with disabilities. It contains information on attendant care expenses, medical expenses, the Federal Excise Gasoline Tax Refund Program, Goods & Services Tax / Harmonized Sales Tax and importing duty-free goods designed for persons with disabilities. Contact Revenue Canada for more information at 613.946.0626 or visit their website at (English) or (French).

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