Common Questions

I want to find out about getting BC disability benefits

Note: The BC government has introduced some changes that may affect some of the resources on this page. They are:

    • A monthly increase to BC disability rates starting on September 20, 2017. For more information, please see the Disability Alliance blog post here.
    • A restoration of the bus pass program and a new transportation supplement. For more information, please see the Disability Alliance blog post here and here.

If you have disabilities, you may qualify for either persons with disabilities (PWD) benefits, or persons with persistent multiple barriers (PPMB) benefits.


Good starting points include:

Need more help? 

  • Advocacy Access Program, from Disability Alliance BC, provides assistance for people with disabilities.
  • PWD and MNS Program, from BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS), provides support for Aboriginal people with disabilities, such as help with completing PWD applications.
  • Find an Advocate, from PovNet, provides a list of community advocates who may be able to provide information or assistance regarding the application process.
  • Find more help near you on Clicklaw HelpMap.

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Last reviewed October 2017
tags
disability benefits, income assistance, persons with disabilities (PWD) benefit