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Social Services Requisition for Goods and Services

The Ministry of Social Services sometimes issues Requisitions for Goods and Services vouchers to citizens to help them purchase immediate goods and services. This information is to help vendors understanding the requisition process and provide tools for vendors to use when training their staff on this process.

Requisition for Goods and Services

A Social Worker will complete and sign the requisition with the client prior to giving it to them. The completed Requisitions for Goods and Services voucher will include:

  • Citizen's Name
  • Citizen's Address
  • Date issued
  • Description of the goods and services to be purchased
  • Maximum value the requisition can be used for
  • Three copies (white, blue, and green)

Vendor Instructions

In order for the Ministry of Social Services to reimburse the vendor, please make sure:

  1. The purchase matches the description of goods and services indicated on the requisition.
  2. The amount purchased (including tax) does not exceed the amount indicated on the requisition.
  3. The client has signed the requisition, to verify goods or services have been received.
  4. The client's signature matches the original signature on the requisition. No payment will be made to the vendor if the requisition is not signed by the client at the time of purchase.
  5. Vendor's name and address are written on the requisition where indicated
  6. Vendor sends the white copy with the original sales slip or invoice within thirty (30) days of to the Ministry of Social Services address provided on the requisition.
  7. The remaining blue and green copies of the requisition are for the vendor's use.

Further Information

  • The requisition is not valid for payment after six months from date of issue.
  • The requisition should never be used for Tobacco products unless specified by the worker.
  • No cash should ever be given to the purchaser.
  • Refunds covering the return of goods must be made to the Ministry of Social Services, not to the client.
  • Purchases are not subject to the Goods and Services Tax (GST). If GST is charged it will be deducted off of the amount reimbursed to the vendor.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the caseworker indicated on the Requisition at the Ministry of Social Services address stamped on the requisition.

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