To outline requirements that must be met to satisfy eligibility criteria for the PDD Program.


Individuals who have previously received PDD-funded services have already been determined eligible for the program and will not have their eligibility reassessed.

General Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the PDD program and to receive PDD-funded services, the Individual applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be at least 18 years old when services commence;
  • Must have a developmental disability;
  • Must have acquired the developmental disability before turning 18 years old;
  • Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident as defined by the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
  • Must reside and plan to receive services in Alberta;
  • Must not reside in a facility or institution under the jurisdiction of another legislative authority.

Note: If the applicant resides or ordinarily resides on a First Nations Reserve they are eligible for federal funding and should contact their Band for information on available supports and services.

Legislative Authority

Created: 2013-08-16
Modified: 2015-02-25
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