Worth the trip

Worth the trip

July 6, 2020

6 July, 2020

A woman sought our help after her application for an overnight accommodation allowance was denied by the Northern Health Travel Grant because she did not meet the minimum distance requirement.

A woman sought our help after her application for an overnight accommodation allowance was denied by the Northern Health Travel Grant because she did not meet the minimum distance requirement. She said her health needs required an overnight stay, and she had been granted many other travel allowances under the program. When we spoke with program officials, we highlighted some inconsistencies in its application form. They reviewed several of the woman’s applications, resulting in a reassessment and a $119 refund – and another 7 were forwarded to the Medical Appeals Committee to have her request for an accommodation allowance reconsidered.