Common Questions

I want to find out about getting BC disability benefits

Note: There are some changes taking place on December 1, 2015 that may affect some of the resources on this page. Please see the Common Question, "How are BC disability benefits changing on December 1, 2015?"

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 November 2015
disability benefits, income assistance, persons with disabilities (PWD) benefit