The following help sheets, prepared and regularly updated by the Disability Alliance of BC, are guides to assist people in understanding and applying for BC government disability benefits and programs.

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Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Help Sheets

Persons with Disabilities (PWD).

Help Sheet #2 – The Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Application

Help Sheet #3 – Checklist for the PWD Benefit

Help Sheet #12A – Income Assistance Application Process for PWD

Help Sheet #12B – Transition from PWD Benefits to Old Age Benefits

Programs and benefits available if you have received the PWD benefit.

Help Sheet #4 – Monthly Nutritional Supplement (MNS)

Help Sheet #7 – Health Supplements for People with Disabilities

Help Sheet #9 – Employment, Education, and Training for People with Disabilities

Help Sheet #14 – The Disability Tax Credit

Help Sheet #15 – The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)

How to make a Request for Reconsideration if your application for the PWD benefit was denied.

Help Sheet #5A – Appealing Denial of the PWD Benefit: The Reconsideration Request

How to request for an appeal Tribunal if your Request for Reconsideration was denied.

Help Sheet #5B – Appealing Denial of the PWD Benefit: The Appeal Tribunal

Understanding trust agreements and Ministry rules on trusts;  setting money aside while still receiving PWD benefits.

Help Sheet #8 – Trusts for People Receiving the PWD Benefit

How to complete the Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) disability designation application for the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) benefit.

Help Sheet #10 – People with Disabilities on Reserve: The PWD Designation

Assistance rate amounts for Persons with Disabilities (PWD) and Persons with Persistent Multiple Barriers to Employment (PPMB) benefits.

Help Sheet #13 – Rate Amounts for PWD and PPMB Benefits

How people receiving the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) or Persons with Persistent Multiple Barriers (PPMB) benefit can prepare and submit an income tax return for free over the internet.

Help Sheet #16 – Guide to Filing Income Taxes for People Receiving PWD/PPMB

Persons with Persistent and Multiple Barriers (PPMB) Help Sheets

Persons with Persistent and Multiple Barriers (PPMB)

Help Sheet #6 – PPMB Application

How to apply for the Persons with Persistent and Multiple Barriers (PPMB) benefit. The PPMB benefit is for people with a medical condition that is severe enough to prevent you from seeking, accepting, or continuing employment now or in the foreseeable future.

How to File a Request for Reconsideration

If you have applied for PPMB benefit and have received a letter from the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation (MSDSI) denying your application, you have the right to appeal the Ministry’s decision. This Help Sheet is designed to help you understand the appeal process and how to make your Request for Reconsideration.

Help Sheet #11A – Appealing Denial of PPMB: The Request for Reconsideration

How to File a Request for an Appeal Tribunal

If your PPMB application and your Request for Reconsideration has been denied, you can appeal the
Ministry’s decision. You can ask for an Appeal Tribunal to hear your case. This Help Sheet is designed to help you understand the appeal process and how to ask for an Appeal Tribunal.

Help Sheet #11B-Appealing Denial of PPMB: The Appeal Tribunal

Assistance Rate Amounts

This Help Sheet shows the assistance rates for PPMB benefits.

Help Sheet #13 – Rate Amounts for PWD and PPMB Benefits

Submitting Income Taxes for People Receiving PPMB Benefits

How people receiving the PPMB benefit can prepare and submit an income tax return for free over the internet.

Help Sheet #16 – Guide to Filing Income Taxes for People Receiving PWD/PPMB