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Apppying for drug benefit while living with patents

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Apppying for drug benefit while living with patents

Not sure if that is the right place. But I need an advice. I applied for trillium drug benefit to cover some really expensive medications. They charge a 4% deductible from the entire household income. I am currently living with my parents and a brother, as I cannot afford to buy anything in this crazy market. My deductible would be about 12k a year considering it takes into account the entire household income. That's 1000$ a month. Anyone has been in a similar situation ? Or has any advice?
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Nov 9, 2021
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I have no disabilities. But need the drug to keep me going. Unfortunately no generics avaliable.
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Samii63 wrote: Not sure if that is the right place. But I need an advice. I applied for trillium drug benefit to cover some really expensive medications. They charge a 4% deductible from the entire household income. I am currently living with my parents and a brother, as I cannot afford to buy anything in this crazy market. My deductible would be about 12k a year considering it takes into account the entire household income. That's 1000$ a month. Anyone has been in a similar situation ? Or has any advice?
If you are single & over 19 yr, then you are consider on your own for income tax purpose and that means it won't include income from your parents & brother.
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ml88888888 wrote: If you are single & over 19 yr, then you are consider on your own for income tax purpose and that means it won't include income from your parents & brother.
Interesting: https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-help-hi ... drug-costs
Defining your "household"
You have to apply for the Trillium Drug Program as a household. The following people are considered part of your household and must be included on your application:

your spouse, common-law or same-sex partner, if you:
-have lived together for at least one year
-are parents together of a child
-have entered into a cohabitation agreement together under Section 53 of the Family Law Act
-children, parents and/or grandparents who live with you and rely on you, or you rely on them, for financial support
-children who are students, who may not live with you but rely on you for financial support
-spouse or partner who lives in another province or outside Canada
-spouse or partner who lives in a long-term care home
-If a person is financially independent from other household members, then the person does not have to be included on the application. A financially independent person is one who does not rely on other household members for financial support and other household members do not rely on them for financial support.
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Ripley
Are you under 25? What about OHIP+?

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