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