Persons with Persistent Multiple Barriers (PPMB)

Overview

The Persons with Persistent Multiple Barriers (PPMB) benefit is a category of income assistance provided by the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. It is available to people who are not able to work due to long-term medical conditions and other barriers to employment. The medical condition must be severe enough that it prevents or severely impacts their ability to look for, accept or continue employment now or in the foreseeable future.

PPMB recipients are exempt from working, although there is an earnings exemption available to encourage clients who are able to work a little to earn more income. The goal of the PPMB benefit it to help give people the time and support needed to overcome barriers to employment and move toward independence.

Feel free to refer to our Benefits Rate table for a breakdown on how much an applicant may be eligible for.

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