The SMA for Gender & Economic Justice, in solidarity with many other groups and people, calls on the Provincial government to permanently raise the income and disability assistance rates $300 in the 2021 BC budget. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the B.C. Government temporarily increased income and disability assistance by way of a $300/month supplement. This increase significantly helped people living on income and disability assistance gain access to basic necessities and improve quality of life.
The recent slashing of the supplement to $150/month has not gone unnoticed. The further cut planned for March is devastating.
Please take time to send this click-send lobby letter to the Premier, the Ministry of Finance, and the Ministry of Social Development. Thank you for taking time to circulate the letter to your networks as well.
You can find the letter on the ActionNetwork platform here.