To be eligible for the Disabled Incidental Allowance:
- You must be a recipient of Income Assistance, and
- You must be considered disabled from a medical point of view. A physician (or Registered Nurse in communities without a physician) must complete a Certificate of Disability form and the client must submit it to an Income Assistance Worker (IAW).
To receive the Disabled Incidental Allowance:
- The Income Assistance Worker (IAW) will ask that you have your health professional complete the Certificate of Disability form. This form can then be placed in your file and when you are placed in the Community Living Assistance category, you become eligible for the Incidental Allowance benefit.
- You will need to have the Certificate of Disability form completed every year. If the original Certificate of Disability form states that you will only be considered disabled for a period, the Income Assistance Worker will ensure that a new form is submitted, or you stop receiving the Incidental Allowance benefit.
The Income Assistance Worker may issue an additional $175 to the Head of Household (HOH) and spouse only. This may be done on the condition that each person has submitted a Certificate of Disability form.