Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Programs and Services

Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities

  • Caregivers and Families
  • Financial Assistance

Provides help to parents to assist with some of the extra costs of caring for a child who has a disability. The purpose of the benefit is to help children who have disabilities live as normal a life as possible at home and in the community.

Financial assistance ranges from $25 to $470 per month depending on the family's gross annual income and the number of other children in the family. A child is eligible for a dental card and the program may help parents with extraordinary costs related to a child's condition. Examples include; travel to doctors and hospitals, special shoes and clothing, parental relief, wheelchair repairs, hearing aid batteries, and financial assistance for basic dental care, drugs, eyeglasses, and hearing aids.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The child must be under 18 years of age and live at home with a parent or a legal guardian
  • The income of a family will be evaluated to determine qualification
  • The child must have a severe disability that results in a functional loss. Extraordinary costs must be present which are incurred directly as a result of the disability.

For more information:

Phone: 1-866-821-7770 (Toll-free) or 1-800-387-5559 (TTY)

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Disclaimer: The MS Society is an independent, voluntary health agency and does not approve, endorse or recommend any specific product or therapy but provides information to assist individuals in making their own decisions. For specific information and advice, please consult your personal physician. Read our full privacy policy.

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