Coronavirus: B.C. to announce support for those on income, disability assistance

The province is expected to announce temporary support to help people receiving income and disability assistance deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Social Development and Poverty Reduction Minister Shane Simpson is set to hold a news conference in Vancouver at 10 a.m. PT.

British Columbians living on disability have been calling for the $375 monthly shelter rate to be raised to at least $600.

Advocates also want to tie the support announced today to the cost of living allowance so people with disabilities don’t have to use their existing assistance as a top up to landlords.

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Watch the announcement live here on our website, AM980 CKNW and BC1.

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