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Federal government passes bill to expand $600 benefit to more Canadians with Disabilities

Posted July 28, 2020

The federal government has passed new COVID-19 financial supports for persons with disabilities, including expanding eligibliity to 1.7 million Canadians receiving:

  • A Disability Tax Credit certificate provided by the Canada Revenue Agency;
  • Canada Pension Plan disability benefit or Quebec Pension Plan disability benefit; and
  • Disability supports provided by Veterans Affairs Canada.

The supports include a $600 one-time payment.

View full details here.

More coverage

Half a million Canadians with disabilities could be excluded from newly announced financial support – CHEK

House passes bill to extend and reform wage subsidy, introduce disability benefits – CBC News