Federal Government Working on a new Canadian Disability Benefit
In the September 2020 Throne Speech, the federal government in Ottawa promised to establish a monthly Canada Disability Benefit. This was spoken about again in Minister Carla Qualtrough’s mandate letter and in the May 2021 federal Budget.
“In the spirit of “Nothing Without Us”, the Government of Canada will build on the legislation introduced today to engage with stakeholders and persons with disabilities to have their voices heard on the design of the benefit leading up to the development of regulations. This engagement has already started with the recent launch of the Disability Inclusion Action Plan, a public survey that asks Canadians how the Government of Canada can build a barrier-free country. Engagement activities will continue through the summer and fall,” (Government of Canada, 2021).
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