Disability advocates are lashing out against a plan by Canada Post that will require people to provide a doctor's note who need home delivery service once community mailboxes are installed.

Canada Post says to accommodate those who can't get to a community mailbox, home delivery will still be done for those customers once a week.

In order to qualify for the service a medical note from a doctor must be obtained showing the person is actually disabled.

Winnipeg city councillor Ross Eadie, who is legally blind and will need the weekly delivery, said the cost of a doctor's note can be a financial burden for many with disabilities on fixed incomes.

The Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities says the best person to determine what type of service is required is not a doctor, but the individual living with the disability.