COVID-19 supports for IA and PWD recipients extended

Minister Shane Simpson has announced an extension of the emergency COVID-19 supports for people receiving income assistance (IA ) and the Persons with Disabilities benefit (PWD).

The exemption of CERB and CESB will continue for the duration of those benefits, and the $300 supplement for those not eligible for CERB will be extended for two months (the July 22 & August 26 cheque issues).

While this is great news, we continue to advocate for the increase to become permanent. To sign the petition organized by 300 To Live, go here:

Read the provincial government’s news release here: