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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:57 pm 
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Location: Gatineau, Quebec
In Quebec, if your child has three or more severe food allergies, you may qualify for the Allowance for handicapped children.

Details at http://www.rrq.gouv.qc.ca/en/enfants/enfant_handicape .

Both my guys receive this allowance.

What you have to do:
- fill out a form (very basic)
- explain how allergies affect your day-to-day life (I spent a lot of time on this - wrote a 3-page letter)
- provide a list of all prescribed medications for the past year (easily obtained from pharmacy)
- get your allergist to fill out their part of the form

This last part is the most important. We first applied for my youngest with the help of a former allergist. My youngest was allergic to wheat, barley, eggs, dairy, peanuts and nuts at the time. And we didn't qualify. I was not told why. And I have no idea what the allergist wrote in his part of the form.

We re-applied with our current allergist, and qualified. So much so that we were paid retroactively, back to the time we originally applied. So that was a nice chunk of change.

So you must ensure that your allergist/specialist understands the impact on your life. I think that's where things went awry with our first attempt.

K.

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- DS1 (12 yrs): allergic to cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts, potatoes, some legumes, some fish, pumpkin seeds; OAS
- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 9:42 am 
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Location: Burlington, Ontario
That's excellent, because you do have to buy specialty foods and such and it can get expensive, not to mention the EpiPens (if you don't have health insurance). Every little bit helps.

Does anybody know if there is something equivalent in Ontario?

I have a friend whose son might qualify.

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15 year old - asthmatic, allergic to cats, dogs, horses, waiting to be "officially" diagnosed for anaphylaxis
12 year old - asthmatic, allergic to tree pollen and mold, OAS
Husband - Allergic to amoxycillin
Self - Allergic to housework only


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 11:12 am 
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there's the ontario disabilties support programme which recgonises anaphalaxsis (sorry i can never spell it right) this looks to be more for when you enter the work world but they might be able to help point you in the right direction for children

http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/mcss/english/ ... s/odsp.htm

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allergies - penicillin, benadryl, dust mites, enviornmental & chemical
conditions - dermatographism, eczema, well contorolled asthma
dietary - lactose intollerant, vegatarian


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