Family Reimbursement

The Family Reimbursement Program is to assist the family caring for the family member with the developmental disability with these increased expenses, and thereby enhance family stability and preserve family unity. The Goods and Services if provided would have a significant, definable, positive impact on the individual/family directly relating to health, safety, and emotional well-being, normalization of life, accessibility to needed services, personal growth and development of the individual. Priority will be given to those goods and services which directly address health and safety issues.

Who is eligible for the family reimbursement program?

  • Families (biological, adoptive, or extended) living in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara, Genesee and Orleans counties are eligible if they have a family member with a developmental disability who lives at home. A person who lives alone is not eligible for the family reimbursement program.
  • Eligibility with supporting documentation has been predetermined and provided by the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).

How do I apply for the family reimbursement program?

  • Complete the Family Reimbursement Program application located below.
  • Submit the application and supporting documentation to Allegany Arc, attn: Family Reimbursement, 240 O’Connor Street, Wellsville, NY 14895. (Please contact a MSC if you need help obtaining supporting documentation)
  • The application will be reviewed by the Family Reimbursement Committee at their bi-weekly committee meeting.
  • The reimbursement check is sent to you. In some instances, the vendor may be paid directly for approved goods/services.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Barb Trenchard at (585) 593-5700 x 556.

Click here to download 2018 Family Reimbursement Program Guidelines.
Click here to download 2018 Family Reimbursement Program Application.
Click here to download 2018 Family Reimbursement Program Respite Verification Form.