The Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction has announced a new transportation supplement.

Beginning on January 1, 2018, annual bus passes will be available to people on disability assistance - individuals with Persons with Disabilities (PWD) designation.

There is flexibility to the supplement, and an individual can apply for the bus pass at any time during the year but also cancel it at any time and use the supplement of $52 for other transportation costs.

Transportation Supplement Fact Sheet - Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation

Transportation Supplement Fact Sheet – Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation

For the official news report from the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, click here.

Annual Bus Pass Available as a Disability Assistance Supplement - Effective January 1, 2018

2 thoughts on “Annual Bus Pass Available as a Disability Assistance Supplement - Effective January 1, 2018

  • January 28, 2018 at 5:55 PM
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    I was just wandering when the earnings exemptions re starts for 2018?

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  • February 1, 2018 at 10:27 AM
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    According to the Ministry website: Money earned in one month is deducted from the payment issued in the following
    month.

    For instance:

    Income earned in November is reported by the 5th of December and applies to benefit month of January.
    If you reach your AEE limit for 2017, additional income you earn in that calendar
    year will be deducted dollar for dollar from your disability assistance payments.

    If you reach your AEE limit and your monthly income is over disability assistance rates,
    you will not receive a disability assistance payment but you should be eligible for ongoing
    Medical Services Only (MSO) coverage. You should also continue to receive a
    transportation support as either a bus pass or $52 per month, whichever you choose,
    until the end of the exemption year.

    The AEE limit is reset for January 1, 2018.

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