Passport Program guidelines
Read the current and past guidelines for the Passport program and find out what expenses are eligible.
Passport provides funding to adults with a developmental disability to pay for community participation services and supports, activities of daily living and person-directed planning. The program also provides funding for caregiver respite services and supports for primary caregivers of an adult with a developmental disability.
The Passport Program guidelines set out:
- the rules for who is eligible to receive Passport funding
- how you can apply to receive funding
- the roles and responsibilities for those participating in the program
- what expenses you can use your funding to pay for
Admissible and inadmissible expenses
Passport is a reimbursement program where people and families submit invoices and receipts for expenses. Admissible expenses (products and services that you can pay for with your funding) are reimbursed up to the amount of your annual Passport funding allocation
We made temporary changes to the Passport program to help recipients while community-based activities and settings may have been closed or offered reduced services due to COVID-19. These changes came into effect on April 1, 2020, and will no longer be in effect as of March 31, 2023.
Based on feedback from program recipients, some of the temporary additions to the list eligible expenses will become a permanent part of the Passport program guidelines effective April 1, 2023.
As of April 1, 2023, the Passport guidelines will be updated with new eligible expenses including:
- A $2000 maximum annual reimbursement for Community Participation Support supplies and equipment, which includes sensory items and personal protective equipment
- A $3000 maximum annual reimbursement for technology-related good and services, which includes hardware, electronics and related services
Some temporary additions to the eligible expenses will no longer be admissible. This includes:
- Gaming related items (consoles, games)
- Streaming service subscriptions
- Behavioural interventions
- Essential service delivery fees
You need to know the date you received your goods or services. To be reimbursed, your expenses must be admissible according to the Passport guidelines that were in effect on the date you received the goods and services.
Use the guidelines for the date of your expense to determine if you can submit a claim.
- Read the Passport program guidelines from April 1, 2022, to March 31, 2023.
- Read the Passport program guidelines from September 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022.
- Read the list of temporary additions to the eligible expenses that was in effect from April 1, 2020, to March 31, 2023.
- Read the Passport program guidelines from October 1, 2014, to August 31, 2021.