Natal Supplement

Overview

A natal supplement is provided to pregnant recipients and to family units with a child under the age of seven months. This supplement is intended to assist in meeting extra costs associated with prenatal and postnatal expenses.

Policy

Effective:  September 1, 2015

A monthly natal supplement of the amount shown in Rate Table: Health Supplements and Programs - Natal Supplement is provided to pregnant recipients and to family units with a dependent child under the age of seven months.

The natal supplement is not contingent on any special dietary requirements.

Children in the home of a relative (CIHR) are eligible for the natal supplement.
[For more information, see Related Links - Child in Home of a Relative.]

Recipients of hardship assistance,  medical services only or transitional health services  are not eligible for the natal supplement. [see Related Links]

Table: Period of Eligibility

Client

Eligibility Begins

Eligibility Ends

Recipient

with confirmation of pregnancy

up to six months following the date of the birth of the child

Applicant

from the date of application, with confirmation of pregnancy

up to six months following the date of the birth of the child

Procedures

Effective:  November 25, 2008 

Recipients must provide written confirmation of pregnancy and the expected date of delivery from a medical practitioner, a nurse practitioner or a midwife. The confirmation must be written on letterhead or a prescription pad.  The ministry is not responsible for any fees associated with required documentation.

Family units with a dependent child under seven months of age must provide confirmation of the age of the child (for example, birth certificate or baptismal certificate if it specifies the child’s age).

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