Disability Assistance Rate Table

 

Effective: May 1, 2022

The asterisk indicates the most recent rate table changes

Support Allowance

Support Allowance

Unit
Size

A

B

C

D

1

$983.50

N/A

N/A

N/A

2

$1,378.50

$1,853.50

$1,133.50

$1,628.50

3

$1,478.50

$1,953.50

$1,133.50

$1,728.50

4

$1,478.50

$1,953.50

 

$1,133.50

$1,728.50

5

$1,478.50

$1,953.50

$1,133.50

$1,728.50

6

$1,478.50

$1,953.50

 

$1,133.50

$1,728.50

7

$1,478.50

$1,953.50

 

$1,133.50

$1,728.50

 

 

 
Key  
A Singles, couples, and two-parent families where one family member is a person with disabilities (PWD), and the other is not a PWD and is under 65.
B Couples and two-parent families where both adults are PWDs.
C One-parent families where the parent is a PWD.
D Couples and two-parent families where one adult is a person with disabilities, and the other adult is not a person with disabilities and is 65 or more years of age.

Shelter Allowance

Size of Family Unit

Minimum Shelter Allowance 

Maximum Shelter Allowance

1 person

*$75

$375

2 persons

*$150

$570

3 persons

*$200

$665

4 persons

*$225

$715

5 persons

*$250

$765

6 persons

*$275

$815

7 persons

*$300

$865

Notes:

  • All rates are monthly.
  • An additional Transportation Supplement is provided to a person with the Persons with Disabilities designation as $52 in cash or as an in-kind bus pass.
  • In addition to the support allowance, families may also receive a monthly payment for each child under 19 years of age. For more information, see Child Benefits Top-up Supplement.
  • Families of two or more that include someone on Old Age Security (OAS) are entitled to a maximum shelter allowance for the family size.
  • *If actual shelter costs are less than the minimum shelter allowance, the minimum shelter allowance will be provided.
  • *Minimum shelter allowance increments continue to increase by an additional $25 for each additional dependant after unit size 7.
  • Maximum shelter allowance increments continue to increase by an additional $50 for each additional dependant after unit size 7.
  • Disability assistance is paid in the month following designation. In cases where designation occurs prior to the individual's 18th birthday, payments begin in the month of the 18th birthday.

This webpage was last updated: May 1, 2022