This program provides a lump-sum payment covering, in full or in part, the cost of appliances and supplies for persons having undergone a permanent or temporary ostomy (colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy. A stoma is a surgically created opening made in the abdomen to allow waste materials to be transported out of the body.

The program allows for an annual lump-sum payment of:

  • $1,443 for a permanent ostomy
  • $962 for a temporary ostomy

This amount serves for the purchase of appliances and supplies (bags and other products) and their replacement.

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