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Federal and Provincial Support Programs


Various types of support are available to persons with physical disabilities. Each province offers its own support programs and the federal government also sponsors various initiatives. The programs described in this document primarily target people with a disability. Be sure to closely examine the definition of “disabled person,” which not only varies by province, but also in some cases, from one program to the next.

The different provincial programs contain certain similarities. Most provinces, for example, offer a home modification program, job search assistance and home assistance.

The last chart outlines opportunities for grants and assistance open to certain hemophiliacs.


FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL SUPPORT PROGRAMS


The above document was produced in response to a need identified by the Program Committee and members; the CHS hired a summer student in 2009 to gather and publish information on three related topics:

- access to insurance (life, mortgage, travel, health insurance for overseas students, group) for people with bleeding disorders;
- federal and provincial government support programs and tax benefits for people with disabilities;
- an overview of the different compensation programs for blood-borne HIV and HCV infection created since 1989.

NOTE THAT THE DOCUMENT WAS LAST UPDATED ON JANUARY 30,2015.

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