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BC Provincial Government Announces Disability and Income Assistance rate increase

July 26th, 2017

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From Disability Alliance BC Community Update letter

Provincial Disability and Income Assistance Rates to Increase September 20th 2017

Premier John Horgan has announced a monthly increase of $100 to BC disability and income assistance rates. This change begins September 20th 2017 (October benefits). The maximum rate for support and shelter for a single person will be:

–           $710 (Income Assistance)

–           $757 (Persons with Persistent Multiple Barriers to Employment – PPMB)

–           $1081 (Persons with Disabilities with a bus pass – PWD)

–           $1133 (Persons with Disabilities without a bus pass – PWD)

(please follow the above link for full letter from DABC; also check out link below to the BC Government website and their news release)

 

BC Government Announces new increase for income assistance and people with disabilities

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