Effective April 1, 2017, changes will be made to the disability assistance rates.  In summary,

  • Disability assistance support rates will increase by $50 per month for an annual total of $600.
  • A single person with the PWD designation will receive up to $1,033 per month in disability assistance.
  • A couple in which both are PWD status will  receive an additional $100 per month, for a total of up to $1,773.
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    As of April 1, 2017, disability assistance rates will rise by $50 per month, or an annual total of $600. Once the increase takes effect, a single person with the PWD designation will receive $1,033 per month in disability assistance, up from $983. A couple in which both are PWDs will receive an additional $100 per month, for a total of $1,773.

    For the official news release from the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation, click here.

    For the updated Benefit Rate Table from our Resource Page, click here.

    Disability Assistance Rate Increase - Effective April 1, 2017
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