The following is a list of suggested documents that can accompany application forms or appeal forms for any income supports programs:
Prescription medication list for the last year from pharmacist.
Letters from doctors: General Practitioner and any Specialists that have been seen.
Receipts for medical expenses such as walking aids or continence supplies that have been paid for by applicant.
Hospital Emergency Room, Admission and Operating Room records.
If disability was diagnosed at birth include birth records.
Any information in regards to disability, diagnosis or illness.
Records of treatment that has been utilized such as physical, occupational therapy or acupuncture. Request letter from therapist.
When trying to obtain documents you may be asked to pay a fee; inform the hospital or individual that you are applying for income supports or have low income and request that the fees be waived; you may be required to provide proof of income.
***PLEASE NOTE: Make copies of all documents and keep originals for your records in case department loses or misplaces documents; it is a really good idea to scan documents and save them on a memory stick or other external device.
***DISCLAMER: The above information provided is only intended to be general summary information for your use.