Hardship Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Rate Table

Hardship Support for Persons with Disabilities

Effective: January 1, 2018

The asterisk indicates the most recent rate table changes
Family Unit
Composition
Age of Applicant
or Recipient
Maximum Amount of Support
Sole applicant/recipient and no dependent children Applicant/recipient is a person with disabilities *$758.42 
Sole applicant/recipient and one or more dependent children Applicant/recipient is a person with disabilities *$899.08
Two applicants/recipients and no dependent children One applicant/recipient is a person with disabilities, the other is not a person with disabilities and is under 65 years of age *$927.56
Two applicants/recipients and no dependent children Both applicants/recipients are persons with disabilities *$1,403.06
Two applicants/recipients and no dependent children One applicant/recipient is a person with disabilities, the other is not a person with disabilities but is 65 or more years of age *$1,176.06
Two applicants/recipients and one or more dependent children One applicant/recipient is a person with disabilities, the other is not a person with disabilities and is under 65 years of age *$1,021.56
Two applicants/recipients and one or more dependent children Both applicants/recipients are persons with disabilities *$1,497.06
Two applicants/recipients and one or more dependent children One applicant/recipient is a person with disabilities, the other is not a person with disabilities but is 65 or more years of age *$1,270.06

 

Hardship Shelter for Persons with Disabilities

 

Family Unit Composition Maximum Shelter Amount
1 person $375
2 persons $570
3 persons $660
4 persons $700
5 persons $750
6 persons $785
7 persons $820
8 persons $855
9 persons $890
10 persons $925

 

Note:

  • 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 rate, families may also receive a monthly payment for each child under 19 years of age. For more information, see Child Benefits Top-up Supplement.
  • In cases where the family unit consists of a couple where one adult only receives OAS/GIS/Allowance and the Senior's Supplement and the family receives top up from BCEA, the system will automatically deduct these payments. Deductions are first taken from the family’s support portion, then the shelter portion. Any remaining entitlement will be paid by the system [for the OAS/GIS and Senior’s Supplement rates, see Rate Tables – Senior’s Supplement].

This webpage was last updated: January 1, 2018