The Ontario Government is helping to ease the pressure on those dependent on prescription meds by providing relief to those on the Ontario Drug Benefit Program.
Queen’s Park announced that effective today, those on the program will not be required to make any co-payment until July 1st for any prescription of 30 days or more that is being dispensed in installments. As well, existing and new Trillum Drug Program households can apply for income reassessment in an effort to help reduce the financial burden during the outbreak.
“During these unprecedented times, our government is doing everything we can to provide additional relief for vulnerable people impacted by COVID-19,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “That’s why we are taking action to help ensure Ontarians continue to have access to the prescription drugs they need, without it being a source of stress or financial burden during the outbreak.”
If a Trillium Drug Program household has experienced an income change in 2019 or 2020 of 10 percent or more compared to their 2018 income, they can apply to have their deductible recalculated by completing and submitting the Annual Deductible Re-Assessment Form. Eligible households who are not currently enrolled in the Trillium Drug Program and have high prescription costs can also complete and submit an application and re-assessment form by e-mail or fax.