Frequently Asked Questions

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MyDirectPlan is a free online tool designed to help you manage your Special Services at Home (SSAH), Passport and Residential funding. MyDirectPlan allows you to manage expenses, submit invoices electronically to your funding agency (Ministry Regional Office or Passport Agency) and view your remaining balance from your account.

MyDirectPlan can be used on any updated compatible browser (Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Edge) on both desktop (computer) and on your mobile device (phone/tablet) when you download our mobile app from the Google Play or Apple App store. We always recommend keeping your browser up-to-date on any device to ensure optimal performance.

Recipients of Special Services at Home (SSAH), Passport, or Residential Funding, their support workers, and any person managing their funds may use MyDirectPlan. MyDirectPlan’s Expense Management Tool can be used by agencies to more easily manage and submit Passport-eligible expenses online and directly to PassportONE on behalf of their clients.

To create your free MyDirectPlan account, click here.

Sign up only takes a minute and you will be directed through the necessary steps. Please make sure you have your Passport/SSAH funding documents handy.

For Special Services at Home (SSAH), the ‘Fund Administrator’ is the parent/primary caregiver who is managing the child’s funding and whose signature is being placed on the invoice. For Passport and Residential funding, the ‘Person Managing Funds’ is an individual who is managing the funding and whose signature is being placed on the reimbursement forms. This could be the Recipient or another individual such as the parent/caregiver.

‘Recipient’ refers to the individual with a disability who has been approved for either Special Services at Home (SSAH) or Passport funding. For SSAH, the ‘Recipient’ is the child with a developmental and/or physical disability who has been approved for SSAH funding. For Passport, the ‘Recipient’ is the adult with a developmental disability who has been approved for Passport funding.

If you are an adult with a developmental disability that has been approved for Passport funding, you will register as a ‘Recipient’. If you are managing the SSAH or Passport funding on behalf of someone you support, you will register as a ‘Fund Administrator’ / ‘Person Managing Funds’. When creating an account to manage SSAH funding, you will not be given the option to register as a ‘Recipient’.

For more information on program eligibility and how to apply, visit our Passport and SSAH pages.

Your funding amount and client code is determined by either the Ministry Regional Office (SSAH) or Passport Agency (Passport), and this information is outlined in the funding package you will have received from them. If you cannot find this information, please kindly contact your local Ministry Regional Office or Passport Agency as they will have this information.

 

For help locating your Regional Office or Passport Agency, please visit our Passport and SSAH pages.

Passport Funding

Permanent Wage Increase for Personal and Direct Support Worker

The government has made the wage enhancement for personal support workers (PSWs) and direct support workers (DSWs) permanent.

• As part of the permanent wage enhancement, Passport program recipients can continue to access funding through the same process as the temporary wage enhancement until June 30, 2022 to receive the $3 per hour wage top up for any hours worked from October 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022. All claims must be submitted by June 30, 2022.

• The $3 per hour top-up on claims submitted up to June 30, 2022 will not come out of the recipients’ annual Passport approval amount.

• Effective July 1, direct funding recipients will receive an increase to their annual approval amount

SSAH Funding

Permanent Wage Increase for Personal and Direct Support Workers

The government has made the wage enhancement for personal support workers (PSWs) and direct support workers (DSWs) permanent.

 • As part of the permanent wage enhancement, SSAH program recipients can continue to access funding through the same process as the temporary wage enhancement until June 30, 2022 to receive the $3 per hour wage top up for any hours worked from October 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022. All claims must be submitted by June 30, 2022.

• The $3 per hour top-up on claims submitted up to June 30, 2022 will not come out of the recipients’ annual SSAH approval amount.

• Effective July 1, direct funding recipients will receive an increase to their annual approval amount