Assistance is provided for medical trips greater than 100 kilometers (round trip) to see a medical specialist or for medical testing/treatment. A report from the medical specialist or medical facility specifying the dates of the appointment and confirmation of attendance is required.
Medical trips are funded based on a per diem amount, taking into consideration distance travelled, transportation costs, meals, and parking. It is not necessary to submit receipts for these items. If you stayed overnight and paid for accommodations, you will be required to submit the receipt. A maximum of $75 per night is funded. Receipts must be in the name of the senior or the senior's spouse. Meal costs are considered on travel days only.
For more information on the Special Needs Assistance program and general eligibility, please see below.