Personal Supports


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1. Canada Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities

This program may be used to cover the costs of a wide variety of supports for post secondary students who have permanent disabilities. The assistive technology allowed under this grant is provided by Assistive Technology BC (AT BC).

Toll-free Phone: 1 800 561-1818
Fax: 866 312-3322

Address:
StudentAid BC PO Box 9173 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC, V8W 9H7

Contacts Page

Students should contact disability services/disability resource centre at their post-secondary institution.

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2. CPP Disability Benefit

Government of Canada

The CPP disability benefit, administered by the federal government, is available to people who have made enough contributions to the Canada Pension Plan, and whose disability prevents them from working at a job on a regular basis. The disability must be long lasting or likely to result in death. The Canada Pension Plan Disability Vocational Rehabilitation Program is designed to help people who receive a Canada Pension Plan disability benefit return to work.

Toll-free Phone: 1 800 277-9914
TTY Phone: 800 255-4786

Contacts Page

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3. Federal Excise Gasoline Tax

Canada Revenue Agency

You may be able to claim a refund of part of the excise tax on gasoline if you are an individual who has a mobility impairment.

Toll-free Phone: 1 800 959-8281
TTY Phone: 800 665-0354

Contacts Page

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4. Health Benefits

Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada offers 14 kinds of health benefits, including medical, surgical and dental care, prescription drugs, and hearing and vision aids. Veterans Affairs Canada also offers supplementary health benefits, treatment allowances and other miscellaneous benefits. For example, the cost of travel for medical services, including the cost of travel for an escort, where necessary, may also be covered. The ability to access our health benefits may depend on your eligibility, your health needs and whether these services are available through your province.

Email: information@vac-acc.gc.ca
Toll-free Phone: 1 866 522-2122

Contacts Page

Toll-Free: 1 866 522-2022 (French) Office hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 local time.

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5. Non Insured Health Benefits for First Nations and Inuit

First Nations and Inuit Health, Health Canada

The Non-Insured Health Benefits Program (NIHB) is a national health benefit program that funds a limited range of medically necessary health-related goods and services to eligible registered First Nations and recognized Inuit (clients). As the payer of last resort NIHB provides goods and services not already provided through private insurance plans, provincial/territorial health or social programs or other publicly funded programs. The benefits funded include prescription drugs, over-the-counter medication, medical supplies and equipment, short-term crisis intervention mental health counselling, dental care, vision care and medical transportation to access medically required health services not provided on the reserve or in the community of residence. See also: Inter Tribal Health Authority and Nisga'a Valley Health Authority.

Phone: 604 666-3331
Toll-free Phone: 1 800 317-7878
Fax: 888 299-9222

Address:
757 West Hastings Street, Suite 540
Vancouver, BC, V6C 3E6

Contacts Page

In-person inquiries: 1166 Alberni Street, Room 701, Vancouver

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6. Opportunities Fund

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

This program provides financial help through a contribution for employment services to people with disabilities. The purpose is to assist persons with disabilities to prepare for and obtain employment or self-employment as well as to develop the skills necessary to maintain that new employment.

Toll-free Phone: 1 800 622-6232
TTY Phone: 800 926-9105

Contacts Page

Applications for local and regional projects are available through your local Service Canada Centre (see link for locations).

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7. Tax Rebates

Canada Revenue Agency

There are a number of tax credits, rebates and deductions that persons with disabilities may be eligible for.

Toll-free Phone: 1 800 959-8281
TTY Phone: 800 665-0354
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8. Veterans Disability Benefit

Veteran's Affairs Canada (VAC)

You may qualify for a disability benefit if you have a medical disability that is related to your service and you are: a Canadian Forces (CF) Veteran or a Merchant Navy Veteran of the First or Second World War or the Korean War; a current or former member of the Regular or Reserve Force; or a civilian who served in close support of the Armed Forces during wartime. Additional benefits may be awarded if you are a pensioner with a disability who has a spouse or common-law partner or other qualified dependants.

Email: information@vac-acc.gc.ca
Toll-free Phone: 1 866 522-2122

Contacts Page

Toll-Free: 1 866 522-2022 (French) Office hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 local time.

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9. Veterans Independence Program

Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC)

The Veterans Independence Program (VIP) is a national home care program that helps eligible clients to remain healthy and independent in their own homes or communities by offering a variety of services and programs, such as housekeeping or personal care. VIP works with other federal, provincial, or municipal programs. The services an eligible client may receive depend on individual circumstances and health needs. All benefits and services must be pre-authorized by Veterans Affairs Canada. To find out if you qualify for VIP services, contact Veterans Affairs Canada.

Email: information@vac-acc.gc.ca
Toll-free Phone: 1 866 522-2122

Contacts Page

Toll-Free: 1 866 522-2022 (French) Office hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 local time.

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