Payments to Service Providers
Payment is provided directly to service providers for eligible autism services. Parents choose the service(s) they need and the service provider(s), and notify the Autism Funding Unit using a Request to Pay Service Providers/Suppliers form. After the form is reviewed a letter is sent to both the parent and the service provider that includes a billing number that is to be quoted on invoices.
The Ministry of Children and Family Development pays the service provider within 30 days of receipt of the invoice, either by direct deposit or cheque. If already receiving direct deposit from the Province of BC, payments for autism intervention services will be deposited into the same account.
Invoices must be submitted to the Autism Funding Unit within six months of the service occurring and needs to include the following information (click here for sample invoice):
- billing number
- name of the child
- name, address and phone number of the service provider
- specific dates of service and description of service provided
- hourly rate and number of hours of service provided
- total amount being billed