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Support Fund

Purpose

The Support Fund is designed to assist persons with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus with the cost of adapted equipment, medical equipment, services such as adapted lessons or camps and emergency personal expenses directly resulting from the fact that the person has spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus.

Take Note of Recent Changes:

RECEIPTS that are submitted need to be from the fiscal year that you are applying to the Support Fund in. In order to be eligible for reimbursement, ALL RECEIPTS need to be in before the January 31st end to our fiscal year! For example, a February 2019 receipt needs to be submitted with a support fund application before the January 2019 Board Meeting at the very latest. Thank you.

Receipts will no longer be accepted for adapted programming fee reimbursement or adapted equipment. The SBHANA will only accept AN INVOICE from the organization that you are doing your adapted sport/recreational programming with. We can no longer reimburse individuals for paying the programming fees.

High level sport programs are no longer covered by the SBHANA Support Fund as of  March 2019

There is a limit of  a maximum of $500 of the $1000 per year will be paid for adapted sport and recreational programming or adaptive equipment. Only equipment that is assertive and supportive will be considered. IE: an adaptation to the sled to ensure that the individuals equipment supports the adapted needs of their body. As of February 2020

The Support Fund provides support for the following type of expenses:

Expenses for adapted equipment or services, which are necessities or make life more pleasant, and would not be required if the person did not have spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus.

This fund does not cover expenses which would be covered by Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL), Family Supports for Children with Disabilities (FSCD), private/public medical insurance, Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH), or any other government programs.    

Eligibility

To be eligible for the support fund, you must be:

Members claiming under this fund are strongly encouraged to make a commitment of volunteer time to support the SBHANA where possible.   

Applying

To apply for a support fund request fill out all the applicable fields in the Support Fund Application.

Support Fund Application 2020

 

Click here to Pay Membership Online Form

Applications will be considered at the meetings of the Board of Directors. Please be advised that there are no meetings in July, August or December.

Funds will be paid out based on receipts or paid directly to the supplier. Invoices from organizations that you are doing adapted recreational programming with MUST be provided as a cheque cannot be written out to reimburse an individual for this type of expense.  

General Principles

***Please note that the SBHANA Board meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Please submit your support fund application by the 2nd Friday of the month in order to have your application considered at that month’s board meeting. Thank you!