Effective January 1st 2018 PWD recipients will receive a $52 increase to their monthly benefits. This increase comes in the form of a new transportation supplement. People with the PWD designation who receive a monthly bus pass and those without a monthly bus pass will both get this $52 increase.
The change in the maximum rate for shelter, support, and transportation for a single person will be:
|Current Rate||January 1st 2018 Rate|
|No Bus Pass||$1,133||$1,133 + $52 (transportation supplement)|
|With Bus Pass||$1,081||$1,133|
DABC is extremely pleased with this change and congratulates the Honourable Shane Simpson, Minister for Social Development and Poverty Reduction, for his leadership. The new transportation supplement will help improve the financial security and independence of many British Columbians with disabilities.
- The BC Bus Pass can be used in both BC Transit and TransLink areas.
- People receiving PWD can continue to switch between a bus pass and cash transportation supplement on a monthly basis.
- People receiving the Comforts Allowance and Room and Board benefits will also receive this increase.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Advocacy Access Program at 604-872-1278 or 1-800-663-1278.
Sam Turcott, Advocacy Access Program Director