Feds Propose New Canada Disability Benefit
June 24, 2021 admin
Benefit would supplement existing federal, provincial/territorial supports
Roughly one-fifth of working-age Canadians with disabilities live in poverty, according to the government. By Jim Wilson
Jun 23, 2021
The federal government has introduced legislation to establish the framework for a new Canada Disability Benefit for working-age Canadians with disabilities.
The benefit would supplement, not replace, existing federal and provincial-territorial supports with a goal of lifting hundreds of thousands of persons with disabilities out of poverty.
Nearly 850,000 (21 per cent) working-age Canadians with disabilities live in poverty, according to the government.
“When the pandemic struck, Canadians with disabilities [...]