Benefits Screening

Benefits Screening Tool

Supporting primary health-care providers in improving the health and income security of patients living in poverty

The Benefits Screening Tool can help you as a health-care provider in recommending income assistance benefits to your patients living on a low income. By asking a series of questions, the tool will generate a list of benefits and resources that your patient might be eligible for but may not yet be receiving including more information about how they can qualify and apply.  

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We have 13 questions for you to ask your patient. This will help us build our recommendations based on your patient’s situation. If you don’t have enough time to complete the entire questionnaire, not to worry, just answer the three questions on this page, click on the ‘Finish’ button below and we will provide you with a quick ‘Patient Income Benefit Handout’. Please note that this Tool presently includes federal benefits as well as provincial benefits for Ontario and Manitoba only.