Canada Disability Benefit needs to be hefty enough to lift Canadians with disabilities out of legislated poverty
The Canada Disability Benefit would provide regular income support to Canadians with disabilities aged 18-64 years, supplementing provincial or territorial disability assistance. The benefit could provide people with disabilities enough income to lift them out of poverty, but this can't happen until Parliament passes Bill C-22.
Inflation has increased the costs for almost everything, yet most provincial and territorial disability benefits are not index-linked. With rising prices for food, shelter, and other goods and services, many people with disabilities are falling deeper into poverty, write Rabia Khedr and Art Eggleton. Image courtesy of Pexels