Support for the disabled

Need financial help for yourself or a loved one? Here's how to get it.

Gail Bebee 6 January, 2014 | 7:00PM
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The costs for treatment and care due to a sudden illness such as a heart attack, a chronic disease such as cancer, or a physical or mental disability can be staggering. Provincial health insurance rarely covers all the bills. These plans pay only for medically necessary hospital and physician services.

Other essential health care and support such as prescription drugs, assistive devices and support services may or may not be covered, depending on personal circumstances and the province of residence.

The many expenses incurred can be a major drain on family finances. However, money is available from a variety of sources to help ease the financial impact.

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Gail Bebee

Gail Bebee  Gail Bebee is an independent personal finance speaker, teacher and the author of No Hype--The Straight Goods on Investing Your Money. She can be reached at gbebee@gailbebee.com; her website is www.gailbebee.com.

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