Transportation Supplement/BC Bus Pass for people receiving disability assistance

Beginning January 1, 2018, people receiving disability assistance will get an extra $52 each month for a new transportation supplement.This supplement is available to every individual with the persons with disabilities designation.

The new supplement can be used for an annual bus pass or for other transportation needs.

For more information, please refer to the factsheet (PDF) or news release.

About the BC Bus Pass

The BC Bus Pass is a Compass Card. It is valid for travel anywhere within the TransLink and BC Transit service areas. It cannot be used on HandyDart.

To apply for a BC Bus Pass

If you are receiving disability assistance and would like to apply for a bus pass, contact the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction at 1 866 866-0800.

You can also apply for the BC Bus Pass or cancel your active BC Bus Pass using your My Self Serve account.

At any time, you can contact the ministry to cancel your BC Bus Pass. You’ll then receive your $52 on your next assistance payment instead.

If you cancel your bus pass, you can still change your mind at a later date and ask for a new bus pass.