If you have inflammatory arthritis, you may find that you need extra help to get about or care for yourself. These needs may lead to extra expenses. Your inflammatory arthritis might mean you are unable to work, or that you may need support to stay in work. However, there is help available.
Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Disability Benefits
You may be eligible for disability benefits from different sources.
These benefits may help you with the cost of caring for yourself when living with a disability.
An access to work grant can cover such costs as:
Income support is available to limited groups of people, including caregivers and lone parents with very young children. Income support is a means-tested benefit designed to provide a basic income. You can receive income support on its own if you have no other income, or can top up on other benefits.
If you have a low income, whether or not you are working, and need help paying your rent, you can claim Housing Benefit.
If you are claiming Income Support, unemployment insurance, RDSP or Pension Credit, you can claim housing benefit at the same time, otherwise you can get claim forms from your local council.
Help with health costs
Depending on your circumstances, you may qualify for financial help with the following:
The Benefits Finder can help you get a customized list of benefits for which you may be eligible. The Benefits Finder may suggest benefits from federal, provincial, or territorial governments, and does not collect or track your information.
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