Basics of the New Brunswick Disability Support Program

The New Brunswick Disability Support Program was created to provide disability support for persons with disabilities.

The following are required for eligibility in the program:

  • Resident of New Brunswick
  • Between the age of 19 and 64.
  • Suffering from a long-term disability.
  • Require disability support to address an unmet need.

No two people are the same, which means that some may not receive the same level of coverage as another. Some of the supports commonly provided by the program include:

  • Home support worker.
  • Personal living skills training.
  • Residential facility services.
  • Transportation support.
  • Support in relation to community involvement.
  • Technical support.

There are other services, such as those provided by a government program, that are not included in this program. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Mental health services.
  • Addiction services.
  • Income support.
  • Childcare services.
  • Subsidized housing.
  • Employment services.
  • Vehicle retrofitting.

Getting involved with the New Brunswick Disability Support Program begins with completing an application and providing the requested information. This can be done in three ways: by yourself, with the assistance of an independent facilitator or with the assistance of the program.

Not everybody will qualify for benefits under the New Brunswick Disability Support Program, but many have found that it is the right solution for them or a family member.

If you become disabled for any reason, such as a catastrophic injury caused by a motor vehicle accident, it is imperative to know what type of help is available to you.

Source: Government of New Brunswick, “Disability Support Program,” accessed Nov. 17, 2015

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