Updated on February 23, 2024
On June 22, 2023, Canada’s inaugural national disability pension, Bill C-22, received royal assent. Although lacking specific details, the bill holds two significant aspects. Then-Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough expressed the bill’s aim to provide a monthly payment, akin to the Guaranteed Income Supplement, for working-age Canadians with impairments.
Qualtrough highlighted that the goal is to furnish a substantial financial safety net, addressing the plight of one in four individuals with disabilities facing poverty. Explore this page for updates on the Disability Benefit Bill 2024, including Bill C-22 Disability Benefit and Canada Disability Benefit Payment Dates for 2024. Service Canada administers this benefit, and you can find information on applying for CPP Disability Benefit on this page.