Effective January 30, 2012, Ontario will modify the Special Diet Allowance program to include people who have lost significant weight because of the following three medical conditions:
This change affects people receiving assistance from Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program who have lost more than five per cent of their total body weight as a result of these conditions. Eligibility is verified through an assessment by a medical professional. The allowance will help pay for the cost of any special dietary needs they have as a result of these conditions.
Eligible recipients can request an Application for Special Diet Allowance form from their local Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program office.