Canadian Thalidomide Survivors Support Program

Important Updates



CTSSP Application Deadline:

The CTSSP Application Deadline is postmarked by June 3, 2024.

Applications still in progress at any stage of the CTSSP application process as of the Application Deadline will have one (1) year post the Application Deadline to complete the Application process; after which time the application review process will end.

In the event that an application has been found deficient prior to the Application Deadline, the missing information identified in the Deficiency Letter sent by the Administrator must be provided to the Administrator postmarked by the Application Deadline or the Administrator will complete its review and issue the Determination Letter based on the File information received as of the Application Deadline.


Applicants to the CTSSP:

Process change as a result of a new Judgment released on August 9th, 2022. Please click here for more information.


A settlement between the Federal Government of Canada (“Canada”) and Bruce Wenham of Toronto, Ontario (the “Representative Applicant”) has been approved by the Federal Court and is now final. Please click here for more information.



Confirmed Survivors who are currently at a level 1 or a level 2, may request reassessment of their health status once per fiscal year or more frequently if there is an urgent need. Click here to download the application.



There is no limit as to how many applications you may submit as the Administrator has removed the yearly submission deadline date to make the process easier for you. Please submit a new application whenever you wish; however, the Administrator requests that you accumulate $500 worth of expenses before sending in your application unless it creates a financial hardship for you. Click here to download the application.


You may also call the Administrator at 1-877-507-7706 (TTY: 1-877-627-7027) or by email to to have any of the forms sent to you by mail or email.


Address & Contact Info Changes:

Please promptly notify the Administrator of any changes to your contact information as we use what’s on file to communicate with you. When providing changes, please provide your full name, your File ID (if applicable), as well as confirm the old contact information and the change requested.

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