Skip to Main Content
< Back
You are here » News

The Ministry of Community and Social Services has announced changes to the PASSPORT program

The Ministry of Community and Social Services has announced changes to the PASSPORT program effective July 2013.  

The main highlights of the changes are:

Indirect Respite

Indirect respite services and supports, known as indirect assistance under the Special Services at Home program, are not admissible expenses under Passport except in extenuating circumstances.
Indirect respite services and supports are short-term arrangements that help the primary caregiver manage household and family responsibilities that are not directly related to caring for a person with a developmental disability. Indirect respite is intended to support primary caregivers in situations where extraordinary demands on their time and/or physical, mental, or emotional resources would compromise their well-being or that of the person(s) they are caring for.

Indirect respite services and supports may include the following:

• House cleaning
• Meal preparation
• Snow removal
• Care of other family members

Adults who transitioned to Passport from the Special Services at Home program before April 1, 2013 and who have been using their funding for indirect respite services and supports, may continue to do so until March 31, 2014 to enable them to make alternative support arrangements by April 1, 2014. After April 1, 2014, indirect respite services and supports will be inadmissible expenses under Passport and Passport agencies will no longer approve and/or reimburse indirect respite-related expenses except in extenuating circumstances and with prior approval from the Passport agency (DSO).

Passport Participation 


Effective July 1, 2013, restrictions on Passport participation have been removed so that individuals who are 18 years of age or older and are eligible for adult developmental services may apply and be considered for Passport if they are:

• still in school;
• eligible to receive or receiving Ontario Disability Support Program Employment Supports; and/or
• participating in a Ministry-funded day program.

Funding 


• The maximum annual amount of funding an individual could receive through the Passport program is $35,000.

For more details on all of the changes that are now in effect please follow the link below. If you wish to receive the changes in hard copy please contact your Family Support Coordinator to request this. 

http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/publications/developmentalServices/passportGuidlines/addendum.aspx





No Comments


Add Comment

(required)
(required)

CAPTCHA image
Enter the code shown above in the box below
 
  Post Comment

Latest News Stories

Annual Dinner Dance and Silent Auction 2018

Annual Memorial Golf Tournament 2018

Water Park After Dark

A Million Possibilities: Solo Ocean Row 2017

Annual Dinner Dance and Silent Auction 2017

Annual General Meeting 2017

Annual Memorial Golf Tournament 2017 - A Huge Success!

Annual General Meeting 2017

Annual Boston Pizza Night

Annual Memorial Golf Tournament 2017

Opening Doors Newsletter February 2017

Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis will be in the building!

Opening Doors September 2016

Annual Dinner Dance and Silent Auction 2016

Annual General Membership Meeting Monday June 27, 2016

General Membership Meeting and People First Ontario Presentation

Annual Memorial Golf Tournament June 4, 2016

Read Our Latest Newsletter - Opening Doors February 2016

Wills and Estate Planning Guide - Looking for Your Input

Family Forum - January 23, 2016

Read Our Latest Newsletter - Opening Doors September 2015

Annual Dinner Dance and Silent Auction

Annual Memorial Golf Tournament 2015 A Huge Success

Annual General Meeting June 24th, 2015

Youth Experience Summer

Opening Doors April 2015

2015 Inclusion Award - CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

General Membership Meeting - My Direct Plan

Annual Memorial Golf Tournament 2015

A day with Norman Kunc & Emma Van der Klift

General Membership Meeting - Understanding the Laws related to decision making

Opening Doors January 2015

Annual Dinner Dance and Silent Auction

Jackie's Walk 2014 - Postponed

Jackie's Walk 2014

Opening Doors Newsletter July 2014

I Have Something to Say

2014 Kathy Tweedy Golf Tournament - Another Great Year

2014 Inclusion Award - CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Making tax time accessible to all Canadians!

Webcast on the Select Committee Report

March Opening Doors Newsletter 2014

10th Annual Kathy Tweedy Memorial Golf Tournament Registration

Building Communities for Everyone

Opening Doors Newsletter November 2013 Edition

Annual Dinner Dance - Diamond Jubilee A Memorable Night!

Jackie's Walk2013

Opening Doors Newsletter August 2013

Jackie's Walk 2013

The Ministry of Community and Social Services has announced changes to the PASSPORT program

60 Years of Community Life

2013 Kathy Tweedy Memorial Golf Tournament - A Successful Event

2013 Inclusion Award

S.T.E.P Annual BBQ Fundraiser

Kathy Tweedy Memorial Golf Tournament Registration

Creative Supports for Vulnerable Adults

A Return to Community

Community Living Welland Pelham General Membership Meeting - A Packed House

Celebrating the 10 Years - Dinner Dance and Silent Auction

Justin Marr - Maryann Christoff Community Service Award

Introducing Our New Website

2012 Inclusion Award Recipients

INTRODUCING The Road to SUCCESS

Opening Doors Newsletter May 2012

 

Inspiring Possibilities 

Community Living provides supports and services to people with Intellectual Disabilities, their families and the community of Welland and Pelham.

Contact Us At Community Living Welland Pelham

535 Sutherland Avenue
Welland, Ontario, L3B 5A4
Tel: 905-735-0081
Fax: 905-735-9431