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The Special Support Program is an income-tested program that helps residents with their drug costs in relation to their income. Applicants will receive a deductible and a co-payment for each calendar year.
The Special Support Estimate Calculator is a way to estimate your drug coverage based on the information you provide.
The Ministry of Health determines the eligibility for this program based on the income information provided in the application and the ministry's records.
Individuals or families who are covered under federal government programs, such as the federal Non-Insured Health Benefits Program or Veterans Affairs, are not eligible for the Special Support Program. Families who receive the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS), Seniors Income Plan (SIP) or Family Health Benefits may also apply for this program.
Families or individuals can apply to the program by completing the application form and providing income documentation. Choose an application form at the following links:
You will receive a confirmation of benefits letter after the initial application is processed.
If you selected the Side A application, your coverage is automatically renewed each year and a letter will not be sent. If you require a letter for your records, contact the Drug Plan at 1-800-667-7581, select "option 2," and leave your health card number to request a letter. Letters for the 2023 coverage period will be available after Dec. 1, 2022. Your pharmacy will be aware of your 2023 coverage when your first prescription is filled after January 2023. Renewal notices for Side B applications will be sent as they are processed.
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