News Release: Increase to the Annual Earnings Exemption (AEE)
The BC Government has announced that beginning October 1st, 2017, the Annual Earnings Exemption (AEE) for people receiving the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) benefit will be increased by $2,400 a year. People receiving income assistance will be able to earn an additional $200 a month.
From the news release on the BC Government News’ website:
“We are very pleased to see an increase to earnings exemptions come in with the rate increase,” said Jane Dyson, executive director of Disability Alliance BC. “Work offers people dignity, independence and it connects them to their community. Increasing the earnings exemption is also a good step towards poverty reduction.”
For more details, download the news release here or visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2017SDPR0057-001597.