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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This self-help guide explains how to apply for the Canada Pension Plan disability benefit (CPPD). It reviews the eligibility rules for CPPD and provides a step-by-step explanation of how to complete the application ...
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This help sheet shows the assistance rates for the persons with disabilities (PWD) benefit and persons with persistent and multiple barriers to employment (PPMB) benefit (shelter, support and supplements). This help ...
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If your application for Canada Pension Plan disability benefits (CPPD) has been denied, you have the right to appeal. This self-help guide explains the first stage of the CPPD appeal process, the reconsideration ...
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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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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 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 explains the Disability Tax Credit, a prerequisite for people who want to open a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP). This help sheet is part of a series on BC's disability benefits.
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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 ...
View PDF from Disability Alliance BC (formerly BC Coalition of People with Disabilities)