Individuals wishing to avail of home supports and other benefits are subject to a financial assessment.
What does the financial assessment include?
- Income: Money received by the individual/family including earnings, pensions, insurance, employment insurance, interest, rental and investment income, and other sources.
- Assets: Liquid assets including cash on hand, bank accounts, bonds and securities, and other sources.
- Expenses: Expenses including basic living allowance, rent/mortgage, fuel/utilities, employment expenses, and certain debts.
Depending upon a person’s income, assets and expenses, a person may be required to pay towards the cost of services. Western Health may provide a subsidy towards the overall cost.
The financial assessment is reviewed on an annual basis.
NOTE: Individuals must avail of all other funding sources (e.g. private health insurance) prior to requesting and receiving funding from Western Health.
For further information, please contact the Community Support Financial Navigator at 637-6182.