Support Programs from RAMQ
Other than the Financial Assistance Program of the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation, supported by the Pharmaprix AIMEZ. VOUS. Fund, there are several other governmental programs (Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ)) likely to provide you with financial support for the specific needs mentioned below.
EXTERNAL BREASTFORMS AID PROGRAM
You are eligible for the RAMQ and have undergone a total mastectomy? You can receive $200 per breast to partially or completely cover the costs related to the purchase of an external breastform. Every two years from then on, on the anniversary of the mastectomy or of the medical report, the person is entitled to an additional $200 to cover replacement of the breastform.
Recipients of last-resort financial assistance (social welfare) are entitled to an additional amount (maximum $100, if the cost of the breastform exceeds $200).
Phone: 1 800 561-9749
Web site: http://www.ramq.gouv.qc.ca/en/citizens/aid-programs/Pages/external-breastforms.aspx
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR DOMESTIC HELP SERVICES (PEFSAD)
You require domestic assistance? You may benefit from a discount on the fixed hourly rate of a domestic help social economy business. There are two types of financial assistance:
a discount of $4 per hour of service rendered. This discount called “fixed aid” is granted to any eligible person, regardless of family income;
an additional discount of $0.60 to $9 per hour of service rendered. This additional discount called “flexible aid” is determined on the basis of a calculating grid that takes into account the eligible person's income and family situation.
The program covers the following domestic services:
light housekeeping work, such as laundry, vacuuming, dusting, cleaning (e.g. refrigerator, bathtub, pantry);
heavy housekeeping work, such as major cleaning jobs and clearing snow from the main access to the residence;
preparing meals without specific dietary requirements;
shopping for groceries and running other errands.
Phone: 1 888 594-5155
Web site: http://www.ramq.gouv.qc.ca/en/citizens/aid-programs/domestic-help/Pages/domestic-help.aspx
COMPRESSION GARMENTS PROGRAM FOR THE TREATMENT OF LYMPHEDEMA
Anyone covered by the Quebec Health Insurance Plan who suffers from primary or secondary lymphedema is eligible, once every 12-month period, for:
one set of multi-layer bandages;
one compression garment;
one accessory for compression garments.
For each garment, accessory (rubber glove, sleeve donner, stocking donner, skin adhesive, etc.) and set of bandages, the program provides a reimbursement of 75% of the total purchase cost, up to the maximum allowable amount.
Recipients of last-resort financial assistance are entitled to a full reimbursement of the total purchase cost, up to the maximum allowable amount for recipients of last-resort financial assistance.
Phone: 1 800 561-9749
Web site: http://www.ramq.gouv.qc.ca/en/citizens/aid-programs/compression-garments-lymphedema/Pages/compression-garments-treatment-lymphedema.aspx