Health Supplement Summary

Overview

The ministry provides access to general health supplements for recipients and their families who meet eligibility criteria.

Health supplements are available under the Employment and Assistance Act and Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Act.

Policy

Effective:  September 1, 2015

Recipients of income assistance, hardship assistance, and disability assistance who meet the Ministry of Health (MOH) residency requirements are provided with premium free MOH medical coverage through Medical Services Plan, and no deductible PharmaCare. [For more information, see Related Links – Medical Services Plan and Medical Coverage.]

The Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction provides specified health supplements to all recipients of income assistance, hardship assistance, and disability assistance who meet the eligibility criteria for each supplement. General health supplements are provided to specific categories of these recipients who meet the eligibility criteria for each supplement.

For a summary of health supplements for which recipients may be eligible see Additional Resources – Table: Health Supplement Summary.