Update on the Canada Disability Benefit

On June 2nd, 2022, the federal government tabled Bill C-22 to “reduce poverty and support the financial security of persons with disabilities by establishing the Canada disability benefit”.

The Disability Without Poverty movement “is committed to working with federal and provincial governments to fast track an inclusive design process.” Read DWP’s press release.

Introducing the Benefits wayfinder!

Searching for government benefits that are relevant to you can feel like wading through a huge ocean of information. With so many benefits programs out there, it can be hard to know where to start.

Introducing the Benefits wayfinder, developed by national charity Prosper Canada and sponsored by TD Bank! The wayfinder is a simple, easy to use, plain language tool that helps you find and track benefits you could get. The information and resources provided are from federal, provincial, and territorial governments, updated on an ongoing basis as new information becomes available.

Access the Benefits wayfinder here: https://benefitswayfinder.org.

Free info session: Tax Tips for People with Disabilities and their Families

Tax tips event poster featuring the text in the post and at the registration link, and an image of two people sitting at a desk in front of a computer. One person is writing on a pad of paper.
DABC has partnered with Vancouver Public Library to bring you a free information session: Tax Tips for People with Disabilities and their Families.

When: Friday, February 25th from 1-3 pm.
Where: Zoom

In this information session, learn more about disability benefits and filing your taxes.

Specific topics covered include: non-refundable and refundable tax credits, disability tax credit, medical expenses, Canada Caregiver Credit, child disability benefit, amending your taxes and tax relief.