funding applications


The following types of expenses are eligible for reimbursement provided that applicants live in the catchment area (See note) and that South West Chronic Disease Support (SWCDS) has sufficient funds to meet the request:


Related Medical Expenses


Ambulance costs not covered by Sask Health and/or insurance



Accommodation – If a hostel is available in the community such as the Ronald McDonald House or Cancer Patient Lodges or others, accommodation reimbursement will be provided at the same rate as the hostel.

Every major hospital has nearby accommodation lists with medial rates.

Meals – If not included with hostel accommodation a per diem of $45 per day will be allotted for the patient and one caregiver. 

Other – Must be specified and approval is at the discretion of the application committee.


Medical Equipment Funding


Aides to Daily Living

Mobility Aides


Note: This funding is to assist with items NOT available through any other resources (Sask Abilities, Social Services, Telamiracle, etc)


There are two processes to access funds:


1. Reimbursement of Funds after the treatment/appointment


In this process, the applicant will complete the application form after they have traveled to receive treatment using the approved application form. There is no guarantee that all or any costs will be reimbursed. 


2. Advancement of Funds prior to attending the treatment/appointment


In this process, the applicant will complete an application form estimating the costs that they will incur while traveling for treatment. The application committee will meet and review the application and, if approved, the funds will be advanced. Funds may be issued as gift cards. 


If this applicant wants to apply for further funds, receipts for expenditures covered by the first application must be provided with the second application.


Individuals will be required to complete an income test prior to accessing funds. A maximum of $1000 per quarter will be allotted to any one individual except in unusual circumstances and at the discretion of the application committee.  


NOTE: As of May 2017 the catchment area includes individuals who have an address in Shaunavon, Eastend, Gull Lake. 

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The income test may be administered in person or by forwarding documents by email or regular mail.


Only the income of the applicant and spouse (if residing with the applicant) should be included. If the client is under 18 years of age, the income of the parents or guardians should be used for the subsidy application.


1. Annual Income


Net Annual Income from line 236 of the Canada Revenue Agency Notice of Assessment for both the applicant and the spouse.


2. Deductions:


Total Payable: Enter the amount from line 435 of the Canada Revenue Agency Notice of Assessment for both the applicant and the spouse.


3. Exemptions:


         Monthly exemption rates are:

         Applicant - $1,490

         Spouse - $955

         Dependent Children under 18 - $430 each

         First child under 18 if the applicant is a single parent - $955


Note: If a single parent claims a spousal exemption for one child, that child cannot also receive a dependent exemption.


4. Calculation of Adjusted Monthly Income


The applicant’s adjusted monthly income is calculated by subtracting the total annual deductions from total annual income, and dividing the remainder by 12 months to arrive at the Total Monthly Income. Monthly exemption amounts are then subtracted from the Total Monthly Income to arrive at the Adjusted Monthly Income. 


5. Be sure the applicant and the spouse read and understand the declaration before signing.

6. Grants to individuals shall be allocated using the following guide:

Adjusted Monthly Income Amount                Maximum Grant per Fiscal Quarter


$0                                                                       $1000


$1500                                                                 $500

NOTE: The maximum grant amount per quarter is $1000

7. In situations of financial hardship, the applicant will be asked to provide sufficient, additional information for the committee to decide if the guidelines can be amended in their situation.