A Silver Cross sales consultant knows the local and federal funding programs available for various accessibility and mobility equipment. Some funding is means-based, while other programs are available to all. We can show you how to apply or prepare documents when required.
There are tax credits available for some equipment and home modifications. Local and national charitable organizations also make financial contributions towards specific equipment.
Some programs may cover mobility aids but not home modifications, and vice versa, so it is important to know which category your product is under:
Various programs are available nationally and provincially that provide financial assistance for mobility aids and other medical devices.
National funding and financial assistance are available to people with various disabilities who wish to purchase equipment that will help them live more independent lives. While coverage and eligibility requirements may differ between programs, all programs are designed to help the disabled. Some of the programs available are:
Health Care Benefits—Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) provides financial assistance to eligible veterans. There are 14 Programs of Choice (POC) available. Examples of these programs are POC 1, which covers aids for daily living (such as walkers and various bathroom aids) and POC 13, which covers special equipment (such as wheelchairs and power mobility devices). For items covered under POC 13, they must be prescribed by a VAC-approved health professional and supported by another health professional. Coverage may differ by province/territory. For more information or to see if you are eligible, contact your local VAC regional or district office. Find your local office by visiting the Veteran Affairs Canada website.
Easter Seals is dedicated to improving the quality of life for disabled Canadians, offering programs and support throughout Canada to promote active living, family and community support and funding/financial assistance for assistive devices. To learn more, visit the Easter Seals website.
March of Dimes provides a wide array of support and services to people with physical disabilities all over Canada, including funding for mobility and assistive equipment. Visit the March of Dimes website for further information.
Ontario March of Dimes Home and Vehicle Modification Program provides funding for basic home and/or vehicle modifications. The program is intended to assist permanent Ontario residents with a substantial impairment expected to last one year or more, with their disability management. This program is means-based.
Muscular Dystrophy of Canada offers support and resources to help people with neuromuscular disorders lead independent lives. They provide resources for topics such as symptom management and nutrition as well as financial assistance with mobility and other assistive devices. For more information visit the Muscular Dystrophy of Canada website.
Medical and assistive devices are eligible for an HST credit or exemption, although some items (e.g., lift chairs and eyeglasses) require a written prescription from a medical practitioner. You can also claim medical expenses on your province tax return.
Most provinces offer programs to help seniors and people with disabilities by providing services and financial support to purchase mobility aids and other medical devices to assist with various daily living tasks. Some of the programs available are:
Silver Cross locations also offer financing on select equipment, making it easier to pay over time. We are able to offer instant approvals in-store with a fast and easy application process. For example, pay for your stairlift in equal payments over 12 months. We would be happy to show you our program details.
You can apply now to get pre-approved.