Effective April 1, 2017, an exemption has been added to the regulation and policy to fully exempt the following as income and asset:
• Foster care payments
• CPP benefits for a child of a CPP disabled contributor
• Money that is payable to or for a child from property held by the Public Guardian and Trustee
As of April 1, 2017, the Canada Pension Plan disabled contributor’s child benefit, foster-care payments, and Public Guardian and Trustee payments for children will all be exempt from calculations of income and disability assistance.
For the official news release from the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation, click here.