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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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 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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This help sheet is for people with disabilities who want to apply for disability benefits from MSDSI. We describe steps you take before you get the persons with disabilities designation application. This help sheet is ...
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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 complete the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation’s (MSDSI) application form for the Monthly Nutritional Supplement (MNS) benefit. The MNS is different than the monthly Diet ...
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In 2013, the process to appeal the denial of Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPP-D) changed when a new system, the Social Security Tribunal (SST), replaced the Review Tribunal. This guide will help people and advocates ...
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This appeal guide (part 1 of 2) is written primarily for advocates who wish to help clients appeal denial of their persons with disabilities (PWD) benefit application. This guide is part of an Application and Appeal ...
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The Registered Disability Savings Plan is a powerful way for eligible people with disabilities to save for long-term financial security. The 2015 version contains significant updates. In particular, it includes details ...
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This application guide is written primarily for advocates to help clients qualify for the persons with persistent and multiple barriers to employment (PPMB) benefit. This guide is part of an Application and Appeal Guide ...
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This application guide is written primarily for advocates to help clients qualify for the persons with disabilities (PWD) benefit. This guide is part of an Application and Appeal Guide series for advocates.
View PDF from Disability Alliance BC (formerly BC Coalition of People with Disabilities)