Age and residency criteria:
- Your child with a disability must be under 18 years.
- Your child must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
- The person applying for the program must be the child’s parent or guardian.
- The child must reside in Alberta.
You must also have medical documentation confirming your child has a:
- Diagnosis for a disability that is due to a developmental, physical, sensory, mental or neurological condition or impairment, and/or
- Health condition that impacts their daily living activities such as eating, grooming, walking, interacting with others, playing and problem solving.
Social Insurance Number
- confirmation of SIN letter
- plastic SIN card (non-expired)
- valid health card with no photo, name and address
- valid health card with photo, name and address
- MCP (Medical Care Plan) number - Valid ambulance/dental services card
- Department of Immigration, Skills and Labour identification number
- Department of Immigration, Skills and Labour file number (Income Support Card).
- Step 1: Use the online application through myAlbertaSupports.ca
- Creating a secure account if you do not have one.
- Choosing the Family Support for Children with Disabilities application.
- Filling it out online and submitting it.
- Step 2: Get Medical documentation
- Get a letter or report from a health professional who has diagnosed your child’s disability. It may be written by, or on behalf of a:
- Physician or psychiatrist.
- Physical or occupational therapist, speech and language pathologist or audiologist.
- Clinical social worker or psychologist.
- You are responsible for any fees the health professional charges to prepare the letter or report. It must include:
- Your child’s name and date of birth.
- The diagnosis as either an existing disability or a condition or impairment that may lead to a disability.
- Information about the disability, how it affects your child’s daily functioning and whether it will have long-term implications.
- The date the diagnosis was made – it should be current within 2 years.
- The name of the physician or health professional who made the diagnosis.
- Step 3: Complete your application
- Gather the medical documentation needed for your FSCD application.
- Make copies for your files.
- Bring, mail or email the medical documentation to the nearest FSCD office.
Please Note: If you have more than one child who may be eligible, you must complete a separate application for each.