How to apply

Step 1. Ensure you are applying for the right program

Review the supports and services available through the Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) program.

Step 2. Check your eligibility

Review the eligibility criteria to decide if the PDD program is right for you.

If it is unclear if you are eligible, contact Alberta Supports to discuss further.

Step 3. Fill out the application

You can complete the application online and submit it.

Use the online application at myAlbertaSupports.ca by:

  • creating a secure account, if you do not have one
  • choosing the Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) application
  • filling it out online

If you would like help filling out the online application, contact Alberta Supports.

Once complete, submit online or print and return the application either by:

  • Mail:

Attn: Disability Application Processing
Park Plaza
4th Floor, 10611 98 Avenue NW
Edmonton Alberta  T5K 2P7

Step 4. Provide documentation

A Disability Services worker may need more information to decide if you are eligible for the program. They may ask you to find and send documentation that support your application, such as:

  • documentation to show your age and citizenship, such as a:
    • birth certificate or record of birth
    • permanent resident or citizenship card
    • record of landing
    • passport
  • an assessment report confirming your developmental disability, or
  • a letter or documentation with information about your developmental disability from your school or a doctor or specialist
  • documentation for other programs you are involved in, such as:
    • Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD)
    • Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH)
    • Alberta Aids to Daily Living

Step 4. Provide documentation

  • Gather the documentation needed for your PDD application.
  • Make copies for your files.
  • Upload copies of the supporting documents at myAlbertaSupports.ca.
  • Or, mail them to:

Attn: Disability Application Processing
Park Plaza
4th Floor, 10611 98 Avenue NW
Edmonton Alberta  T5K 2P7

  • Or, fax them to: 780-422-4464

After you apply

Meet with a Disability Services worker

There will be one or more conversations with a Disability Services worker to see if you are eligible for the program. When you meet, they will:

  • talk to you and your family, friends and others on your support team
  • review the documents that support your application

If you are not eligible

Your Disability Services worker will connect with you and your support team to:

  • explain why you are not eligible
  • give you information about other Alberta government programs and services you may be eligible for
  • provide information about other supports in your community
  • tell you and your support team about ways to resolve concerns about your eligibility

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