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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.
Parents can get between $25 and $440 a month to help with costs, such as:
travel to doctors and hospitals
special shoes and clothes
hearing aid batteries
the family's income
the severity of the disability
the kind of difficulties the child has when walking
the extraordinary costs related to the disability.
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.