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Special Needs Fund

What is The Special Needs Fund?

The Special Needs Fund is designed to alleviate some of the financial strains placed on parents of children with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus and persons with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus, when funds are not available from other sources. A limited amount of funds are budgeted annually, therefore applications are reviewed by the Executive Committee on a first come first served basis.

Who is Eligible?

  1. Parents of children with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus. Parents must be registered members in good standing of the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of NS and residents of NS, NB,NL.  
    Membership fees are kept low, however, if a member is unable to pay the membership fee on any given year, the fee will be waived. The member must complete the membership application form and submit it to SBHANS for processing.
  1. Persons with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus (age 18 or over) who are registered members in good standing of the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Nova Scotia and residents of NS,NB,NL.  
    Membership fees are kept low, however, if a member is unable to pay the membership fee on any given year, the fee will be waived. The member must complete the membership application form and submit it to SBHANS for processing.

Coverage

The fund is designed to cover expenses that are not reimbursed by any medical plan, extended health benefit, service club or social assistance, ex: mobility equipment, aids to daily living, such as lifts, etc. Other special needs may be considered upon request.

Requirements

An application form must be completed and signed. Documentation of two price quotes for equipment must accompany the application form along with any letters of recommendation from an Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Doctor or Social Worker.

Payment

Applications are reviewed by the Executive Committee and if approved, notification will be made immediately to arrange for payment. Approved funds must be consumed within six (6) months of approval. The supplier of the requested item will be the direct recipient of the approved funds.


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