BC Budget does little to help those with disabilities

Disability_symbolsTuesday’s BC Budget presentation by British Columbia finance minister Mike De Jong announced a small increase for people on disability assistance, but bus passes would no longer be free for people with disabilities.

De Jong said disability assistance will increase by $77 per month, beginning Sept. 1, 2016. Disability benefits for an individual have been frozen at $906 a month since 2007.

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