July 19, 2017
Premier John Horgan announced Thursday his government would follow through on a campaign promise to raise welfare and disability rates by $100 a month.
Horgan said the increases will take effect with the Sept. 20 assistance payments.
“Lifting families out of poverty starts with raising income assistance rates and assistance for people with disabilities,” Horgan said in a news release.
“Raising the rates is only the beginning. Our government is committed to bring forward a comprehensive poverty reduction plan to lift children and families out of poverty.”
The disability rate will be $1,133 a person, and the income assistance rate will be $710 a person.