The Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction has announced a rate increase for income and disability assistance that will take effect on October 1, 2017.

  • Starting with the Sept. 20, 2017 payment, people on income assistance and disability will receive an additional $100 a month
  • The new monthly rates will increase to $1,133 for an individual receiving disability assistance(while not using bus pass) and $710 for an individual receiving income assistance.
  • The Ministry’s Policy and Procedures Manual will be updated to reflect these changes for October 1 implementation

The News Release can be viewed here: Information Bulletin/News Release

Support Rates for Income and Disability Assistance Will Increase

10 thoughts on “Support Rates for Income and Disability Assistance Will Increase

  • August 22, 2017 at 12:59 PM
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    what will the rate be if both are receiving disability assistance

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    • March 20, 2018 at 3:17 PM
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      Total benefits for a couple both with PWD designation will be: $1973.06

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  • October 4, 2017 at 1:18 PM
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    The increases were well needed. Receipents should receive every year!

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  • October 4, 2017 at 5:44 PM
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    Thank you for the increases

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  • December 9, 2017 at 11:25 PM
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    Does this include all of the province’s, or just BC?

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    • December 12, 2017 at 10:29 AM
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      Person with Disabilities (PWD) designation provides assistance and supplements to BC residents. This is provincial disability benefit; the increase is for just BC.

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  • February 2, 2018 at 2:04 PM
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    I need help contacting and communicating with Government about my current information. Can you help me? Donna

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  • March 22, 2018 at 11:41 PM
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    To bad for us Landlords did not get Rent Freeze as rents increased with our rate increase…
    We are no further ahead….

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    • March 22, 2018 at 11:44 PM
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      Sorry for “Fat Fingers”, should be a comma between “us, Landlords”…

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