Monthly Archives: December 2014

Pacific Autism Family Centre Ground-Breaking Ceremony

On Tuesday, December 16th was a ceremony breaking ground for the conduction of a new facility to provide one-stop support for families impacted by autism. The Pacific Autism Family Centre will also feature a library with resources and research on autism, and offer families services such as assessment, intervention and support. The Richmond location will be the “hub”, with eight “spokes” throughout B.C. (CBC News Story, GlobalNews story)

New PWD Application and Appeal Advocacy Guides

Disability Alliance B.C. has updated their guides for advocates and self-advocates who are applying for or appealing the denial of benefits for Persons with Disabilities (PWD) or Persons with Persistent and Multiple Barriers (PPMB).

All the Guides are accessible from the Disability Alliance website Money and Income Supports page:

For more information about accessing the Guides, please contact Val from Disability Alliance B.C. at 604-875-0188, 1-800-663-1278 or at feedback@disabilityalliancebc.org.

Good News for those receiving disability assistance

Starting in January 2015, B.C. residents receiving Persons with Disabilities (PWD) benefits will benefit from Annualized Earnings Exception (AEE). Individuals will be able to calculate their earnings on an annual basis instead of monthly, reducing barriers to employment.

For example, if a person earns more than $800 in a month, they can keep all of that money up to $9,600 for the year. There is no longer a monthly maximum.

For more information:

 

November News Round-Up

In the November News Round Up, information on:

  • New Online Financial Planning Initiative for Canadians with Disabilities
  • Disability Tax Credit Consultations
  • Apply Online for Persons with Disabilities Assistance
  • Family Holiday Events
  • Online Videos from U.S. National Autism Conference
  • Online Training and Professional Certificates with Douglas College
  • New Online Registration System

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