BC Persons with Disabilities Assistance (PWD)

Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation



For those with disabilities who are not able to work, the ministry provides income assistance along with enhanced medical coverage under Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities.

The Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Act specifically includes:

  • a new definition based on a person's ability to carry out daily living activities;
  • the recognition of mental illness as a disability; and,
  • the right to participate in the labour force [as one is able] while maintaining the disability designation.