Person with Disabilities (PWD)

Overview

PWD is the provincial disability program in British Columbia.

Persons with Disabilities (PWD) is a category of income assistance provided by the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. It is a disability program aimed towards low income individuals who have severe physical and/or mental impairments; and they require assistance with their daily living activities from another person, animal or assistive device.

Applying can be complex and the system has a lot of rules. Please see our related videos and answers to commonly asked questions regarding Income Assistance and Persons with Disabilities. Also take a look at our resources section that provides a rate chart that outlines eligibility amounts and asset limits.

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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