Orthopaedic Shoes Program

Who is eligible?

Manitoba residents under the age of 18 who require orthopaedic shoes as prescribed by a medical practitioner and do not have the costs paid through other provincial or federal programs are eligible.

What is covered?

Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living will rebate the following amounts:

  • 50 per cent of the cost of stock shoes up to a maximum of $27.80
  • 50 per cent of the cost of shoes for children with different sized feet to a maximum of $41.80
  • 50 per cent of the cost of custom-made shoes to a maximum of $139.00

An allowance of $5.55 per pair of shoes is also provided for modifications.

How many claims can be made?

Eligible residents may claim two pair of orthopaedic shoes per year plus modifications.  

Is there a deductible?

No deductible is required.

How do I submit a claim?

When you purchase your child’s shoes, obtain a claim form from your supplier. Send the completed form and original itemized receipt to the address below.

Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living
Ancillary Programs
300 Carlton Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3M9


Phone:
204-786-7365 or 204-786-7366
Toll free:
1-800-297-8099 ext 7365 or 7366
FAX: 204-786-6634
TTY/TDD Relay Service: 204-774-8618 outside Winnipeg: 711 or 1-800-855-0511
Email:  insuredben@gov.mb.ca