Low-Income Residents Can Continue to Apply for Health Benefits

Published on: 2019/12/11 - in News

The City is reminding residents living in low-income households, including those who are working and may not be covered by provincial programs, that they can continue to apply to receive dental, vision care and prescription medication through the My Kingston – Health Benefits Program.

“We know residents are looking for these kinds of health benefits,” said Laura Rabbie, Manager, Social Services. “We are excited to make this now-permanent program available to residents through My Kingston, which offers access to a variety of municipal discounts and supports using one application.”

Council approved the permanent continuation of this program – which offers a maximum of $600 for eligible individuals and $800 for families – on October 15.

“Eligible applicants will be sent an embossed letter they can take to their service provider of choice to access the care they need (within three months),” the City stated in a release. “Funds will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.”

Interested residents need to apply using the My Kingston Municipal Fee Assistance Program (MFAP) application to access the funds. An application must be submitted even if you are already receiving MFAP.

Applications are available at the City’s Fee Assistance page or in-person at City Hall, Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, Housing and Social Services and the INVISTA Centre.

Learn more about the City of Kingston’s My Kingston – Health Benefits Program

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