In this section, you will find resources related to financial support. Raising a child with a disability has many costs associated with it so the government has some tax programs specifically for these families.
A program that helps families who are caring for a child with a developmental and/or physical disability. It helps families pay for special services in or outside the family home as long as the child is not receiving support from a residential program.
A non-refundable tax credit that helps individuals living with disabilities, or individuals supporting them, reduce the amount of income tax they may have to pay. Being eligible for the DTC can open the door to other federal, provincial, or territorial programs such as the registered disability savings plan and the child disability benefit.
This program provides support in making your home wheelchair accessible. Your home can eligible for the program as long as it is your primary residence and there are no structural restrictions for making your home wheelchair accessible.
To be eligible for the LIPC, you must qualify for the Nova Scotia Child Benefit. Families who are not eligible through the Nova Scotia Child Benefit may be eligible for coverage under the Nova Scotia Family Pharmacare Program from the Department of Health and Wellness.
The Primary Caregiver Tax Credit is a $1,400 ($1,275 prior to 2015) annual refundable personal income tax credit that can be claimed by any Manitoban who is giving ongoing voluntary care to a family member, a friend or a neighbour in Manitoba.
The Alberta Child Health Benefit covers children’s health expenses for families with low incomes. This health plan is for children up to 18 years of age. Children who are 18 or 19 years old also qualify if they are living at home and attending high school.
To access the provincial Alberta Child Benefit, you must register your child for the federal Canada Child Benefit. Once eligible, your Alberta Child Benefit will be automatically added to your Canada Child Benefit payments.
The Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) program assists Albertans with a long-term disability, chronic illness or terminal illness, in maintaining independence in their community.
The Alberta Child Care Subsidy Program helps eligible families with children from 0-12 years old and who are not yet in grade 7 to pay child care costs for children enrolled in an approved family day home, a licensed daycare program, licensed out-of-school care program or licensed group family child care program.
The family allowance payment is a form of universal provincial financial assistance paid to all eligible families with one or more dependent children under the age of 18 living with them. If your child was born in Quebec, no application is required as you are registered automatically.
The Quebec Supplement for Handicapped Children is a financial assistance measure paid to the parents of a child whose health condition requires complex medical care at home or who has severe and persistent disabilities preventing them from carrying out the life habits of a child of their age for at least 1 year.