Toward Adequate Income Assistance for People with Disabilities in British Columbia

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British Columbia has a long way to go towards providing an adequate and dignified standard of living to persons with disabilities. In Toward Adequate Income Assistance for People with Disabilities in British Columbia, Broadbent policy fellow and Lansdowne Professor of Social Policy, Michael Prince, shows that despite a modest increase in the income assistance rate in 2016, persons with disabilities have seen a stealthy decline in assistance rates since 2007.

Current rates leave those on this assistance unable to meet the basic necessities of living. To tackle the systemic disadvantage and indignity facing persons with disabilities in BC, the report calls for a bold plan of social policy that can close the poverty gap and ensure BC’s income assistance system is the best in Canada by 2024

Photo edited, image: Ryan Bushby CC BY 2.5

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