Frequently Asked Questions Who can apply and how do I qualify for the Assistive Devices Program (ADP)? Any permanent Ontario resident 19 years of age and older with a disability expected to last a year or more may apply. The device needed must be required to increase individuals’ safety within the home or be required for mobility. Can you tell me if I qualify for funding assistance over the phone? An Applicant Assessment Form needs to be completed and submitted to our office for review. There is great demand for the ADP funding and we are unable to provide service to all who qualify. We need the opportunity to review all applications and supporting documentation to identify those with the greatest need. Everyone that submits an Applicant Assessment Form will receive a response by the beginning of the next month. Can I still qualify for assistance if I purchased my device before my application is approved? Financial assistance is offered for devices that have not been paid for prior to receiving funding approval through this program. March of Dimes is not able to fund a device that has already been received, ordered, or paid for prior to the evaluation of eligibility for our program. If I received funding from ADP in the past, can I access funding assistance again? Individuals are welcome to re-apply at any time. Funding will be based on resources available at the time of the request. I have been requested to complete an Equipment Request Form – what documents are required? Information to help you complete your form and gather the documents needed is available at www.marchofdimes.ca. Please view the resource document on the ADP page of our website. The document is called “Required Documentation for Equipment Request Form”. This information is also available by calling our office at 1-866-765-7237. How do I know if I should apply to the Program? Information to help you decide is available on our website: www.marchofdimes.ca. Please view the resource document on the ADP page of our website. The document is called “Eligibility Criteria”. This information is also available by calling our office at 1866-765-7237. How long does it take to find out if I will receive funding? Once a full application package has been received, you will be notified within 45 business days of the status of your request. Is the Program income-based? Yes. ADP considers the income of the applicant and their spouse/common law partner/life partner (if applicable). If I am denied funding assistance from the ADP Program because of “lack of funds”, can I reapply? You are welcome to submit a new application at any time, however, it is suggested a re-application be submitted once a change in your situation has created more urgent need. Who is responsible for getting the quotations/cost estimates for my request? You, a family member, designated contact person, health care professional or friend. Please feel free to contact our office at 1-866-765-7237 should you need support to locate a vendor in your area. What is the Notice of Assessment? This is the document you receive from Revenue Canada after review of your Income Tax Return. It confirms that the figures you submitted have been processed and accepted by the Canadian Government. Please refer to the “Required Documentation for Equipment Request Form” for alternative documents that can be submitted for income confirmation. How do I obtain an Occupational Therapist Assessment? In order to obtain an Occupational Therapist, you can contact your local Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) and explain your current situation and any safety concerns you may have. Your family doctor may be able to request an Occupational Therapist on your behalf or you can hire an Occupational Therapist to assist with your home safety and/ or mobility needs.