MSDSI to streamline PWD application process for some British Columbians with disabilities

The Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation (MSDSI) introduced legislation today that will streamline the Persons with Disabilities Benefit (PWD) application process for people with disabilities in the following programs:

– Community Living BC (CLBC)
– The Ministry of Children and Family Development At Home
– BC PharmaCare Plan P – Palliative Care
– Canadian Pension Plan – Disability

People in those programs will no longer be required to complete the 28-page PWD application booklet, but will still need to meet eligibility criteria and apply for assistance.

DABC applauds MSDSI and the Province of BC for these positive changes.

DABC Executive Director Jane Dyson’s comments in today’s news release:

“This is great news. Today’s announcement will simplify the process of accessing disability assistance for hundreds of people with disabilities and their families every year. We understand that people asked for this change during the Accessibility 2024 consultations and it’s certainly something that we hear people asking about at Disability Alliance BC. This change, in addition to the annualized earning exemption and higher asset limits for PWD recipients introduced over the last year will all benefit British Columbians with disabilities.”

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