Can Ontario Works help pay for a special diet?
Question & AnswerCan Ontario Works help pay for a special diet?
2. Ask a health professional to complete the application form
A health professional has to fill out the special diet allowance application form.
The health professional has to be approved to practise in Ontario as one of the following:
- a family doctor or a specialist
- a dietitian
- a nurse practitioner
- a midwife, if the special diet is for a baby less than a year old because breastfeeding isn't possible
The application form has a list of all of the medical conditions that qualify for a special diet allowance.
If a medical condition is not on the list, you can't get an allowance for it.
And for each medical condition on the list, there's a maximum amount of money that Ontario Works (OW) will give you.
The most you can get for a special diet allowance is $250 a month. This could be for one or more than one condition.