Budget 2019 released, increases to disability and income assistance rates announced

BC’s Budget 2019 was released today, and the provincial government has announced that it will be increasing income and disability assistance rates by $50 per month, effective April 1, 2019. This is part of its Poverty Reduction Strategy, which will be introduced this year. DABC is encouraged by this news and eager to learn more about the Poverty Reduction Strategy once it has been introduced.

To read more about Budget 2019, please read the provincial government’s press release: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2019FIN0019-000248

The full strategic plan is also available here: