We would like to prioritize applicants who may not be able to self-finance regular, restorative breaks. We look at many factors when making a decision, such as low household income, financial obligations, and number of dependents. We acknowledge that these judgments are difficult to make and no panel can fully understand the life circumstances of each applicant. The criteria changes with each applicant year because the information is relative to the other applicants in the pool. To help the panel better understand any of your extenuating financial circumstances, please include this information in the Budget & Finances section of your application.