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Passport Funding 

For people with developmental disabilities

News from your Hamilton/Niagara Passport Agency

Welcome to the Passport Funding Website for the Hamilton/Niagara Region. We will provide you with updated information on all things related to the Passport funding program as it becomes available.

Notice to all Passport Recipients

June 10, 2022

We are pleased to report that each Passport Recipient will be receiving a 10% increase to their base funding amount effective July 1, 2022. Please carefully review the letter at this link for details. We will be providing additional information as it becomes available.

Thank you,

Your Hamilton/Niagara Passport Team

New Passport Guidelines effective April 1, 2022

April 1, 2022

Click on this link to view the new guidelines and other important Passport Funding Program information.

Please Note:

Are you are interested in having your claims processed more quickly and being able to check the claims status on your own? There are two FREE options for you! For more information, please visit the following websites:

eClaim:       MyDirectPlan 

To all Passport Recipients

March 3, 2022

Your funding amount for 2022-2023 will remain the same as last year unless you have heard from our office. All unused funds cannot be carried over to the new year. You begin April 1, 2022 with your full funding amount available.

Legal Guide to Engaging Support Workers For People with Disabilities with PooranLaw

January 21, 2022

Free online information session with Pooran Law

Tuesday, February 1st 2022 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm EST. Click here to register

Interested in using the free eClaim Service for all your Passport invoicing needs?

December 15, 2021

To find out to submit and manage a Passport eClaim on-line attend a Free Information Session: Tuesday January 11, 2022 @ 12 Noon Follow this link to register:


December 1, 2021

eClaim is a free online resource for Passport participants to submit their claims. Please visit the following link for new and detailed instructions on how to best use this resource:

The registration/sign in link for eClaim can be found here:

Ontario Extending Temporary Wage Enhancement for Personal Support Workers until March 31, 2022

October 28, 2021

New Passport Funding Program Guidelines Effective September 1 2021

June 25, 2021

To read a short summary of guideline's main changes click here.

To download a copy of the new guidelines click here.

For more information and a short video on the new guidelines and other important passport information please visit:

to download the free Adobe Acrobat PDF reader click here.

Free eClaim Service

April 13, 2021

Interested in registering for the eClaim service? Here is the information you need to get started.
eClaim common questions
Top 5 tips for using eClaim
eClaim User Guide
Need more info? Click on this link for other info and a video walk through guide you can click here. We recommend taking advantage of this new tool for faster claim processing.

The $3 Wage Subsidy for Support Workers Has Been Continued until June 30 2021. Click the link below for step by step details on how to apply.

April 13, 2021

Passport Recipients

February 24, 2021

Important year end March 31, 2021 information about your Passport funding. Please see the attached letter for details. click here.

Temporary Wage Increases for Direct Support Workers

February 1, 2021

As of October 1, 2020, the Ontario government is funding a temporary wage increase for eligible workers who provide personal support services. This includes temporary support to people and families who pay for services from eligible direct support workers with funding from the following direct funding programs:

Visit the webpages above to learn more about how to get this temporary support.

**NEW: for detailed information about how you can claim the temporary wage increase, please visit

Important Information for Passport Recipients page- ENGLISH page

Important Information for Passport Recipients page- FRENCH page

Link to English poster
Link to French poster


January 25, 2021

Are you a sibling of someone with a disability? Interested in taking part in a research study about your experiences? Click here find out more.

About Your Claims

October 23, 2020

Please be assured that all eligible claims will be paid.  We appreciate your patience at this time.

Due to COVID-19 our Hamilton office is closed to the public. However, we continue to work diligently to ensure your Passport needs are met.  We will respond to your email or phone call within 2-3 business days.

Continue to submit your claims (POS) directly to PassportONE via fax 1-855-814-2403 or email If there is an issue with your claim, PassportONE will let us know and we will get in touch with you.

Temporary Funding Changes to Passport During COVID-19

October 23, 2020

On Thursday April 23, 2020, MCCSS provided information about temporary changes to eligible Passport expenses during COVID-19. As we receive more information from the Ministry, we will post it here.  Please continue to monitor our website for information.

If you have any questions about these temporary changes, please call: 1-866-288-9659 or email  Please note that we are experiencing high volumes.  Please leave your message and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.  Because we are working remotely, when we return your call, we will appear as “Private Caller” on your display.

Links to further information regarding the temporary funding changes:

MCCSS Information about Temporary Changes to Eligible Expenses

DSO Information Page for Passport Recipients

Client Refund Process – Passport recipients who received an advance for 19/20 or 20/21 Passport funding, and wish to return it, can do so by following these steps: Client Refund Steps

Are you interested in applying for Passport funding?

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