On June 22nd 2021, the Government of Canada introduced legislation to establish the framework for a new Canada Disability Benefit. The benefit would help reduce poverty among low-income, working-age Canadians with disabilities by providing direct financial support.

Bill C-35, the Canada Disability Benefit Act, has been published here: LEGISinfo – House Government Bill C-35 (43-2) (parl.ca)

The Government of Canada committed in the 2020 Speech from the Throne to develop the first-ever Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP). This plan will include:

a new Canada Disability Benefit;

a robust employment strategy for Canadians with disabilities;

and a better process to determine eligibility for federal disability programs and benefits.

The new Canada Disability Benefit is the cornerstone of this plan.

For more information, please see the news release and backgrounder: Government of Canada introduces legislation to create the new Canada Disability Benefit – Canada.ca

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