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Province to provide $24 million for supports benefiting families living on low incomes

The excerpt below has been taken from a press release posted on the BC Provincial government’s website. Read the full press release here: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2017SDSI0036-000781 “The Province is investing $24 million to increase access for low-income families to fresh food, dental and … Continue reading

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DABC Community Update: Disability Assistance Rate Increase and New Child Benefit Exemptions

March 2017 Community Update Disability Assistance Rate Increase and New Child Benefit Exemptions The monthly disability assistance rate for people receiving Persons with Disabilities (PWD) benefits from the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation (MSDSI) will increase by $50 … Continue reading

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Community Update: Changes to Disability Tax Credit Certificate

Several changes were recently made to the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) Certificate which is used to apply for the DTC. New Address for DTC Applications One significant change is that residents of BC are now instructed to send their DTC … Continue reading

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Press Release: Community leaders welcome Budget 2017 as a step forward, but map still needed for the road ahead

DABC and several other organizations have prepared the following press release regarding the 2017 BC Budget: PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate release Community leaders welcome Budget 2017 as a step forward, but map still needed for the road ahead February 21, 2017 … Continue reading

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Province Increases Provincial Disability Benefit Rates

From the BC Government website: “For the second year in a row, government is increasing disability assistance rates by investing $199 million over three years. This investment is in addition to the $170 million announced last year to increase disability … Continue reading

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New paper from the Broadbent Institute: Toward Adequate Income Assistance for People with Disabilities in British Columbia

  “British Columbia has a long way to go towards providing an adequate and dignified standard of living to persons with disabilities. In Toward Adequate Income Assistance for People with Disabilities in British Columbia, Broadbent policy fellow and Lansdowne Professor of … Continue reading

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