Monthly Archives: February 2017

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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Step Up for Women’s Equality – CEDAW Implementation Letter

DABC has signed on to West Coast LEAF’s letter calling for BC leaders to commit to implementing the recent United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) recommendations. The letter can be viewed here: http://www.westcoastleaf.org/stepup/

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Access RDSP

Since September 2016, DABC, Plan Institute and the BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) have been helping clients to access the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) and the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) through our Access RDSP program. Access RDSP … Continue reading

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