Assistive Devices Program: Application Tutorial

This tutorial will provide step-by-step instructions on how to complete and submit an Application for the Assistive Devices Program.

Instructions

Navigating the Tutorial

The Information Symbol

Throughout the Tutorial you will see the information symbol (left).

Put your mouse over or click this symbol to display helpful information on the specific part of the application.

Instructions

This tutorial is meant to guide you through completing the Application necessary for the Assistive Devices Program.

A section of the tutorial will be dedicated to gathering the required supporting documents that your Application must have in order to be reviewed by Program staff.

You can print the Application and complete it by hand, and then return it to March of Dimes Canada by fax or mail. You can also complete the Application online, and submit via e-mail.

Use this tutorial to help you fully and properly complete the Application, but feel free to work through the Application at your own pace.

Applicant Information

Applicant Information

1. Applicant Information

The first section on the application is basic personal information.

Ensure that the birthdate section is filled out. People younger than 19 are not eligible for the Assistive Devices Program.

If comfortable, include your e-mail address. It helps staff keep in contact with you over the application process. You will never receive unwanted or excessive messages from March of Dimes Canada, nor will the organization share your information with any third parties.

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Designated Contact Person FAQs

Below you will find the answers to some of the more common questions regarding Designated Contact Persons.If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact program staff.

What Are Some Reasons to Appoint a Designated Contact Person?

  1. A possible language barrier (e.g. the Applicant speaks English as a second language).
  2. Health concerns prevent the applicant from handling the responsibilities of applying and managing their application.
  3. Cognitive, physical, or other issues make the application process unduly complicated for the Applicant.

What Should My Designated Contact Person Be Prepared to Do?

  1. Discuss all aspects of the application and gather the required information.
  2. Make decisions on behalf of the Applicant.
  3. Discuss the Applicant's financial situation with regards to the application and program objectives.
  4. Work with any other parties involved in the application process (e.g. equipment vendors, physiotherapists).
  5. Provide information and make submissions within set timelines.