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If you are receiving Ontario Disability Support Program Income Support, you may be able to get additional help with your hearing aids and mobility devices.

Hearing aids and devices

The Ontario Disability Support Program may help with:

  • purchasing an alerting system (for example, a visual smoke alarm)
  • repairing a hearing aid
  • replacing a battery for a hearing aid or device.

This benefit covers the cost of items if other funding is not available.

Mobility devices - batteries and repairs

The Ontario Disability Support Program can also provide help with the cost of batteries and repairs for mobility devices if no other funding is available. Here are some examples of mobility devices:

  • manual or electric wheelchairs
  • scooters
  • walkers
  • lifting devices.

Who is eligible?

You, your spouse and children under 18 years of age are eligible for help with alerting systems, and batteries and repairs for hearing aids and devices. Dependent children 18 years of age or over are not eligible but may get help from Ontario Works discretionary benefits.

You and your family are eligible for help with mobility device batteries and repairs.

How do I get these benefits?

You need to contact your local Ontario Disability Support Program office to get approval before you buy an alerting system, buy batteries or get repairs.

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