Sunday, May 13, 2012

Diabetic Special Diet Allowance

From Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Are you on OW or ODSP?
Do you have “pre-diabetes”?

You may now be eligible for the Special Diet Allowance.

Download a printable version of this fact sheet here
If you are on OW or ODSP and have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes by your health care provider, you should apply for the Special Diet Allowance. You can get a Special Diet Allowance application form from your OW or ODSP caseworker. Instructions on filling out the form are available here.

If you lost your pre-diabetes Special Diet Allowance after the government changed the list of eligible conditions, you should re-apply.

You can also contact your local Community Legal Clinic if you need help with this issue. To find your local clinic, go here .

ISAC was established in 2001 by Legal Aid Ontario to serve low income Ontarians by conducting test case and Charter litigation relating to provincial and federal income security programs. These programs include Ontario Works (OW), the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), (un)Employment Insurance, and the Canada Pension Plan (CPP).

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