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Steps to apply
Step 1. Check your eligibility
Review the eligibility criteria to decide if the Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) program is right for you.
Step 2. Fill out the online application
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 and submitting it
After you apply
A PDD worker may need more information to decide if you are eligible for the program. They may ask you to find and send documents that support your application, such as:
- an assessment report confirming your developmental disability, or
- a letter or documents with information about your developmental disability from your school or a doctor or specialist
- documents to show your age and citizenship, such as a:
- birth certificate or record of birth
- permanent resident or citizenship card
- record of landing
- documents 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
Meet with a PDD worker
There will be one or more meetings with a PDD 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
Sometimes your PDD worker changes when you start planning your services. This happens because some PDD workers only handle applications and others help you plan and access services.
If you are eligible
Your PDD worker will set up meetings with you and your support team to create your Outcome Plan. You will work together to:
- identify your vision for the kind of life you want to have
- look at the support you get from family, friends and your community
- understand your needs by reviewing your history and reports
- find the services that will help meet your needs
- decide which services you will get through the PDD program
Your PDD application information can also be used to apply for the Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) program. Your PDD worker will help you do this if you like.
If you are not eligible
Your PDD worker will meet 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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