You may be able to get support from the Family Health Benefit Drug Program if:
- You are a permanent PEI resident as defined by the Drug Cost Assistance Act;
- You have a valid PEI Health Card; and
- You are a low-income family supporting at least one child who is under the age of 19, or under the age of 25 and is a full-time student
The amount of help with the prescription medication cost is based on your family size and household income.
- If you have 1 child, your net annual family income to qualify must be less than $24,800.
- If you have 2 children, your net annual family income to qualify must be less than $27,800.
- If you have 3 children, your net annual family income to qualify must be less than $30,800.
- If you have 4 children, your net annual family income to qualify must be less than $33,800. If you have more than 4 children, add $3,000 for each additional child.
Your eligibility for this program will end the day you leave PEI to take up residency elsewhere, or when your children no longer fit into the age range for this program.
- 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).
Social Insurance Number
- confirmation of SIN letter
- plastic SIN card (non-expired)
To apply for the Family Health Benefit Drug Program:
- Submit a completed Family Health Benefit Application form [PDF | 471 KB].
- If you are including a dependent between 19 and 25 years old who is a full-time student, you must include proof of enrolment from their school.
- If joint custody of the qualifying child exists, both parents may apply to the program.