BC disability assistance rates (PWD) are still thousands of dollars below the poverty line. A year’s income at 2021 BC PWD rates for single persons is roughly $16,300. The poverty rate for Canada is approximately $26,000 for a single person. This article reviews how increasing BC PWD monthly payments to $1800 would bring BC PWD rates to finally be brought up to Canada's poverty line, so that persons on BC disability assistance would better be able to meet basic needs instead of choosing between essentials like food, medication, rent, and utilities.
Canadian Disability Benefit Resources