Increase to BC’s Income & Disability Assistance Rates

B.C Minister Nicholas Simons announced last week on March 16th, that a permanent increase to Income and Disability Assistance rates by $175 per month and an increase to the B.C. Senior’s Supplement by $50 per month.

This is a step in the right direction and CVS echoes the feelings of Inclusion BC,  recognizing the increase is a first step in addressing the depth of poverty people experience in our province.

For persons receiving Income and Disability Assistance or the B.C. Senior's Supplement:

  • No action is required
  • Increased amounts will be on the April 21 payment

You can read the full news story, by visiting BC Gov News.