January 28, 2013
Effective January 25, 2013, Ontario updated the Special Diet Allowance to include people on social assistance who have chronic hepatitis C with a body mass index of less than 25.
This will help affected individuals with the costs of a special diet, which results in additional costs beyond a regular, healthy diet and is helpful in treating their condition. Eligibility is verified through an assessment by an approved medical professional.
Eligible recipients can request an Application for Special Diet Allowance form from their local Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program office.