The Mobility Assistance Dog Reimbursement Program reimburses part of the expenses (according to a fixed amount) related to:
- Accommodation of a mobility assistance dog (service dog)
- Dog care, including food, grooming and veterinary care
This program is for people who:
- Already have a mobility assistance dog or are in the process of getting one
- Obtained this dog through a specialized training school certified by Assistance Dogs International (ADI) or International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF)
- Meet the program’s eligibility criteria
You may contact a specialized training school to obtain a mobility assistance dog. Getting a dog from a training school does not, however, guarantee that you will be eligible for the reimbursement program.
This program does not include reimbursements for expenses related to the use of guide dogs by visually impaired people. Such expenses are covered by the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ)’s Visual Devices Program .
Mobility Assistance Dog
Mobility assistance dogs help people with permanent physical disabilities:
- Get around by pulling their wheelchairs or helping them walk
- Grip or grab items by picking them up or retrieving them
- Move from a wheelchair to another chair or help them sit right or change positions by acting as a brace and supporting them