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