Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Benefits
To enhance the quality of life of senior citizens and disabled persons residing in the municipality, Woodlands County has a program that includes the following benefits:
- The County will reimburse health care related transportation expenses at the rate of $0.50 per kilometre to a maximum of $300.00 per year
- An additional $0.50 per kilometre to a maximum of $300 per year is available to seniors/physically handicapped people attending the Healthy Living Program in Whitecourt
- The County will provide up to three (3) free snow flags per year
To be eligible for these benefits, applicants must be a senior citizen or a physically or developmentally disabled person who reside(s) in Woodlands County. A senior citizen is someone 65 years or older. A physically handicapped person is a person who can either produce their vehicle mirror hanger or obtain a letter from their physician stating they are physically handicapped.
The County pays transportation grants twice per year, after June 30 and December 31.
This program is changing on July 1, 2023. Transportation Grants will be offered through the Low Income Benefits Program. Mileage reimbursement from January to June 30, 2023, will be accepted until July 7, 2023.
Learn more: Policy 5102 - Senior Citizens & Disabled Persons Benefits
Apply: Transportation Grant Application Form
Contact Community Services for more information.