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mkwarnken
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Posted On: 2/5/2019
mkwarnken
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My wife and I are exploring the feasibility of moving to the Toronto area for a job opportunity.

We currently reside in the United States.

My wife has a disability, is largely wheelchair bound, and receives some in-home care options today. I am trying to find out what types of services would be available to her in Ontario if we move, what the qualifications are, what the rules are about spousal deeming/income eligibility, etc.

Can someone direct me to where I'd find that information either online or preferably a phone number where I could talk to someone about our particular situation?
Thanks!
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Lahbib70
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Posted On: 2/6/2019
Lahbib70
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Hello,
Could you please check the following links, for more details regarding services offered by Ontario for people with disability:
What financial assistance can I get if I have a disability?
https://settlement.org/ontario/health/disability/disability-services-and-supports/what-financial-assistance-can-i-get-if-i-have-a-disability/

Have a nice day.
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Posted On: 2/26/2019
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mkwarnken wrote:
My wife and I are exploring the feasibility of moving to the Toronto area for a job opportunity.

We currently reside in the United States.

My wife has a disability, is largely wheelchair bound, and receives some in-home care options today. I am trying to find out what types of services would be available to her in Ontario if we move, what the qualifications are, what the rules are about spousal deeming/income eligibility, etc.

Can someone direct me to where I'd find that information either online or preferably a phone number where I could talk to someone about our particular situation?
Thanks!


Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be interested in this type of information.

There is a listing of various types of services that may be available to your wife.

You mentioned that you would be moving for a job opportunity.

The only issue is that in some cases, some of the services are based on status in Ontario and may only be available to those with permanent resident status or those who are Canadian Citizens.

You can find a listing of various services available on the Your Legal Rights website in the Services for people with disabilities section.

Depending on the program you or your wife may be interested in, they may need to be contacted directly for some information specific to your situation.

You may also want to try using our Services Near Me - 211 Chat Service. It is available from 2 pm to 9pm EST everyday.

There you can chat with an I&R Specialist to find out what may be available in the area you are looking into before you arrive.

Once you arrive in Ontario, you can contact 211 by dialing 211 on a phone.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.
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mehrdad
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Posted On: 27 days ago
mehrdad
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hello i am sorry i have no where else to go i came across this forum. i am struggling to help my father with ALS in home modification . i am having difficulty picking him and carting him to shower and washroom . i have been stock at the march of dime application can not get 2 quote for same project to get different contractors. i do not have the fund to help him modify the house. our house is older house can not put in ramps inside the house that ALS canada has provided they are very long and metal and unsafe and heavy. stair lift chair is very hard to use as still we can not pick him up . he is on wheelchair only and can not move his hand and leg

please i am not sure where else or what else to do. all i know me and my mom are struggling daily. i have called #211 left message for Niagara region ,

not sure what else i am suppose to do . i understand due to Covid 19 resources are limited but please i am also loosing my health and need to care for my own health after brain Cancer. if i leave my Dad no one else will be able to help. i am hoping at least he can use wheelchair to get to washroom and shower and in and out the house.

thank you for taking the time to read my message
i am sorry for the rant
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Posted On: 22 days ago
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mehrdad wrote:
hello i am sorry i have no where else to go i came across this forum. i am struggling to help my father with ALS in home modification . i am having difficulty picking him and carting him to shower and washroom . i have been stock at the march of dime application can not get 2 quote for same project to get different contractors. i do not have the fund to help him modify the house. our house is older house can not put in ramps inside the house that ALS canada has provided they are very long and metal and unsafe and heavy. stair lift chair is very hard to use as still we can not pick him up . he is on wheelchair only and can not move his hand and leg

please i am not sure where else or what else to do. all i know me and my mom are struggling daily. i have called #211 left message for Niagara region ,

not sure what else i am suppose to do . i understand due to Covid 19 resources are limited but please i am also loosing my health and need to care for my own health after brain Cancer. if i leave my Dad no one else will be able to help. i am hoping at least he can use wheelchair to get to washroom and shower and in and out the house.

thank you for taking the time to read my message
i am sorry for the rant
Mehrshad Riazati

Hello There,

Thank you for reaching out to us. We understand that this may be a stressful process, and we hope to provide you with helpful information that will connect you with some community resources you may be looking for.

It sounds like you are looking for advocacy support with the application process and financial assistance. You may find helpful information in the Settlement.Org article, What financial assistance can I get if I have a disability? and browse 211 Ontario’s website for funding, programs, and related services for people with disabilities.

211 would be able to help narrow your search. If you have not been able to connect with a community resource navigator over the phone, you may want to try using their online chat service. If you are looking for support with the application process, you may want to request services that offer assistance completing forms and applications.

211 Ontario is a free, confidential service. Their phone service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and their live chat service is available Monday to Friday from 7am-9pm ET.

While caring for family, it is essential to also care for yourself. You made a good first step by reaching out to us, and we hope that you continue to reach out for support when you feel this way. You may want to contact 211 and speak to a Community Resource Navigator about refer community support and mental health services in your area.

Here are some resources from the Settlement.Org article, Where can I get help with my mental health?:
Find a Mental Health Professional
  • Mental Health Helpline - This free, confidential phone line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They provide information about mental health services in Ontario. Information is available in over 170 languages. Information by email or web chat is also available.
  • Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) - CMHA offers many different kinds of mental health services. You can find a local branch by searching by province or postal code.


There are more options listed in the article, feel free to browse for information. 211 will be able to help tailor your options to your location and specific needs. We hope this information is helpful. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to post them here.


Sincerely,

Your Settlement.Org Team
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