This option includes the support of an occupational therapist and a certified inspector. The occupational therapy services are provided by the Centre Intégré de Santé et de Services Sociaux or the Centre Intégré Universitaire de Santé et de Services Sociaux in your area as part of its mission as a local community service centre (CLSC).
If the eligible person so wishes, they can use the services of a private-sector occupational therapist.
Assessment of adaptation needs
Plans and specifications
Inspector certified by the SHQ
$16,000 to $33,000, depending on household income and the need to install specialized equipment, among other things
Nature of work
Eligible specialized equipment
Essential rooms: Bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, dining room and living room.
Eligible specialized equipment: Specialized equipment eligible for the RAAP includes access ramps, platform lifts, ceiling lifts, electric door openers and stair lifts.
The financial assistance is paid to the owner of the home and the amount depends on several criteria, including the household income of the person with a disability and whether specialized equipment needs to be installed.
The purpose of this financial assistance is to provide financial support for the adaptation work. The RAAP does not subsidize renovation work. In most cases, the subsidy does not cover the total cost of the work and the owner has to pay the difference.
To be eligible, the work done must:
For the Professional Support option, eligible work is determined by the municipal partner (municipality or regional county municipality (RCM)), as per program conditions and the recommendations made by the occupational therapist; the occupational therapist can be from the public sector (local community service centre/CLSC) or from the private sector, whichever the eligible person chooses.
Any work done before authorization is given by the SHQ or its partner will not be subsidized.
All work must meet the eligibility criteria and the needs of the person with a disability.
The SHQ entrusts the municipalities and RCMs with the responsibility of managing the Residential Adaptation Assistance Program. The health and social services network collaborates on implementing the program by producing occupational therapists’ reports, unless the eligible person has chosen to use the services of the private sector instead of the CLSC.
There is usually a waiting period before a file is taken over by an occupational therapist and the municipal partner; this wait time varies among regions.
Processing a file involves several steps and takes a few months.
If the person with a disability is considering moving, it is strongly recommended that they wait until they move to their new home before registering in the program.
In cases where a home is being built, work eligible under the program is limited. When considering building a home, the owner should be mindful of making it accessible. To do so, the following document is recommended: Un logis bien pensé j'y vis, j'y reste! : guide de rénovation pour rendre un logis accessible et adaptable (18.0 Mo).
If you are a tenant, first talk to the owner of your building to find out if they agree to have the adaptation work done in your apartment and ask them to fill out the part of the form that pertains to them.