Adult incontinence supplies are an added cost that can be expensive. Fortunately the Canadian Government has several programs available that can help with the cost.
Canadian Revenue Agency
Lines 330 and 331 are for medical expenses when filing your taxes. Wearing diapers or disposable briefs due to illness, injury, or affliction is considered a medical expense. They can be claimed while filing your income taxes in Canada.
The CRA site explains the eligibility requirements and criteria for claiming medical expenses. You can find the link below.
Veterans Affairs of Canada (VAC)
Veterans Affairs of Canada is a program that supplies healthcare coverage and benefits for those who receive:
- a disability benefit;
- the Veterans Independence Program;
- the War Veterans Allowance; or
- financial assistance from VAC for long-term care.
There is no need to apply for the VAC benefits. If you receive any of the above benefits you will automatically be sent the benefits cards. The benefit covers many types of medical supplies and prescriptions including incontinence supplies.
Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
(In the province of Ontario), if you are receiving support through the ODSP program you may be eligible for assistance for the cost of incontinence supplies. This assistance is provided under the Ontario Disability Support Program's Mandatory Special Necessities benefit. You need to speak to your case worker to see if you qualify.
InControl Diapers does work directly with ODSP. Please inform your case worker about working with InControl for your supplies. You can then call our professional and friendly staff during business hours to help get that set up for you. We can be contacted Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm at 1-855-745-1008 or by email.
We hope this has provided you with some guidance on how to receive some financial help with incontinence products.