You are entitled to the Supplement for Handicapped Children if:
- you are eligible
for the Family Allowance
- you have a dependent child under 18 who has a an impairment
or a mental function disability that significantly limits
him or her in the accomplishment of life habits for a period expected to
last for at least one year.
We determine your child's eligibility according to certain criteria.
What we mean by "life habits"
Life habits encompass the activities that a child must carry out,
depending on his or her age, with respect to personal care and social
life. The following life habits are taken into consideration for the study of
- personal care
- moving about
- interpersonal relations
How is eligibility for the Supplement for Handicapped Children determined?
Our team of health professionals determines whether your child is eligible
for the Supplement for Handicapped Children using certain criteria.
If your child's condition does not meet the criteria, his or her eligibility
is determined on the basis of the severity of his or her limitations with regard
to accomplishing life habits for a period expected to last for at least one
year. The analysis of the child's limitations takes into account the
disabilities resulting from the impairment or the mental function disability, as
well as factors in the child's environmental that facilitate or inhibit his or
her ability to accomplish life habits. A diagnoses of an impairment or mental
function disability cannot alone determine the severity of a child's limitations
or eligibility for the Supplement for Handicapped Children.
To verify whether your child's condition has improved and to find out whether it still entitles you to the Supplement for Handicapped Children, we may, in some cases, ask for a reassessment. The frequency of reassessments depends on the child's handicap and situation.
Filling an application...
Application for a Supplement for Handicapped Children