Low-income residents can continue to apply for health benefits through MyKingston - Low-income residents can continue to apply for health benefits through MyKingston
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December 11, 2019 -
Residents living in low-income households can continue to apply to receive dental, vision care and prescription medication through the City of Kingston’s My Kingston – Health Benefits Program.
“We know residents are looking for these kinds of health benefits. 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,” says Laura Rabbie, Manager, Social Services.
On Oct. 15, Council approved the permanent continuation of this program aimed at helping those in low-income households – particularly those who are working and may not be covered by provincial programs – access dental, vision care and prescription medications.
The program offers a maximum of $600 for eligible individuals and $800 for families toward dental, vision care or prescription medication costs.
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). Funds will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.
To access the funds, you must apply using the My Kingston Municipal Fee Assistance Program (MFAP) application. You must fill out an application – even if you are already receiving MFAP. Applications are available at www.CityofKingston.ca/FeeAssistance, 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.