Disability Alliance BC (formerly BC Coalition of People with Disabilities)

For over 35 years, Disability Alliance BC (formerly BC Coalition of People with Disabilities [BCCPD]) has been a provincial, cross-disability voice in BC. Our mission is to raise public and political awareness around disability issues, as well as providing self-help services and resources. We work to secure the necessary income and other supports for people to live with dignity, and increase people’s ability to participate and contribute in their communities.

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This help sheet provides easy to follow directions to complete the application form for the persons with disabilities (PWD) benefit. It includes letters to give to your doctor and assessor, as well as a helpful ...
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This help sheet lists some of the programs and benefits you may be eligible for if you receive the persons with disabilities (PWD) benefit from the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation (MSDSI). This help ...
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If you have applied for the persons with disabilities (PWD) benefit and have been denied, you have the right to appeal. This help sheet will help you understand the appeal process and how to make your request for ...
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If your application for the persons with disabilities (PWD) benefit has been denied, you can appeal. This help sheet will help you understand the appeal process and how to ask for an appeal tribunal. This help sheet is ...
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This help sheet will help you understand what the persons with persistent and multiple barriers to employment (PPMB) benefit is and how you apply for it. This help sheet is part of a series on BC's disability benefits.
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If you have a disability, you may be able to access a range of medical services and supplies provided by the province. This help sheet will help you understand what services and supplies you may be eligible for. This ...
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If you receive the persons with disabilities (PWD) benefit, have disability status, or live in a care facility, you may be allowed to set money aside in a trust and still receive PWD. This help sheet explains trusts. ...
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This help sheet will help you understand what the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation (MSDSI) legislation says about employment and people with disabilities. This help sheet is part of a series on BC's ...
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If your application for persons with persistent and multiple barriers to employment (PPMB) benefit was denied, and your request for reconsideration has also been denied, you can appeal. This help sheet explains the next ...
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If your application for the persons with persistent and multiple barriers to employment (PPMB) benefit has been denied, you have the right to appeal. This help sheet explains appeals and how to make your request for ...
View PDF from Disability Alliance BC (formerly BC Coalition of People with Disabilities)