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Post by Iceman Fri 30 Oct 2020, 13:03

Just checked.
mine is in as well.

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Post by Riddick Fri 30 Oct 2020, 10:16

Iceman wrote:
bigrex wrote:Actually, it would only be $300 for disabled Veterans, unless they are a senior citizen. And they haven't even proposed the legislation yet. So by the time it gets passed all the bureaucracy and grandstanding from the Tories, people will hopefully no longer need the money, for what it's intended for.

the way i read it, everyone will get 600.00  
however, that 600.00 is adjusted if you are a senior and already received either the 300 or 500 payment for seniors, so no one can get more than 600

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Seniors who are eligible for the one-time payment to persons with disabilities would receive a total of $600 in special payments. The one-time payment to persons with disabilities would be adjusted to provide a top-up for eligible seniors, including:

$300 for Canadians who are eligible for the Old Age Security pension and who received the one-time seniors payment of $300; or
$100 for Canadians who are eligible for the Old Age Security pension and the Guaranteed Income Supplement or Allowances and who received the one-time senior’s payment of $500.
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now, my thoughts...... any payment to veterans, would most likely need to be made through vac, so don't expect a payment, if this is approved for a while.. the speed they go..., April 1st, 2025...


Received the $600.00 and I am not a senior (yet) Very Happy

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Post by Iceman Mon 20 Jul 2020, 12:36

bigrex wrote:Actually, it would only be $300 for disabled Veterans, unless they are a senior citizen. And they haven't even proposed the legislation yet. So by the time it gets passed all the bureaucracy and grandstanding from the Tories, people will hopefully no longer need the money, for what it's intended for.

the way i read it, everyone will get 600.00
however, that 600.00 is adjusted if you are a senior and already received either the 300 or 500 payment for seniors, so no one can get more than 600

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Seniors who are eligible for the one-time payment to persons with disabilities would receive a total of $600 in special payments. The one-time payment to persons with disabilities would be adjusted to provide a top-up for eligible seniors, including:

$300 for Canadians who are eligible for the Old Age Security pension and who received the one-time seniors payment of $300; or
$100 for Canadians who are eligible for the Old Age Security pension and the Guaranteed Income Supplement or Allowances and who received the one-time senior’s payment of $500.
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now, my thoughts...... any payment to veterans, would most likely need to be made through vac, so don't expect a payment, if this is approved for a while.. the speed they go..., April 1st, 2025...


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Post by bigrex Mon 20 Jul 2020, 10:18

Actually, it would only be $300 for disabled Veterans, unless they are a senior citizen. And they haven't even proposed the legislation yet. So by the time it gets passed all the bureaucracy and grandstanding from the Tories, people will hopefully no longer need the money, for what it's intended for.
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Post by johnny211 Sun 19 Jul 2020, 13:00

Interesting read. Hopefully if one is getting both CPPD or DTC and Vac money, you don’t get double paid. I’m not sure this has been passed yet.
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Post by Riddick Sun 19 Jul 2020, 11:19

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https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/news/2020/07/x.html?fbclid=IwAR3HIKSHlczfiex0Z3F6UiJB9pyCjMd4xu5vZrryQj2mKV1Dv_QLMn0xeHk

The Government of Canada is committed to supporting persons with disabilities in line with the principles and objectives of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Accessible Canada Act, which received Royal Assent on June 21, 2019, and came into force on July 11, 2019.

Minister Qualtrough announces new details on proposed financial support for persons with disabilities during COVID-19

From: Employment and Social Development Canada
News release

July 17, 2020 Gatineau, Quebec Employment and Social Development Canada

The Government of Canada continues to take immediate, significant and decisive action to ensure that the needs of all Canadians are supported during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last month, the Government announced a series of measures to help Canadians with disabilities navigate the effects of the outbreak, including a one-time, tax-free, non-reportable payment of $600 to assist with additional expenses incurred during the pandemic.

These additional expenses might include higher costs for personal protective equipment; additional expenses related to hiring personal support workers and accessing other disability supports; paying for increased costs for medical supplies and medication; higher internet costs associated with physical distancing; and increased use of taxis and home delivery services to obtain groceries and prescriptions.

Today, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, announced that the Government of Canada intends to propose legislation that would make the benefit available to more people and expand the one-time payment to include approximately 1.7 million Canadians with disabilities, who are recipients of any of the following programs or benefits:

A Disability Tax Credit certificate provided by the Canada Revenue Agency;
Canada Pension Plan disability benefit or Quebec Pension Plan disability benefit; and
Disability supports provided by Veterans Affairs Canada.

The Government has shared draft legislative proposals that would facilitate these payments. If enacted, eligible Canadians would receive the payment automatically.

Additionally, Canadians with disabilities who are eligible for the Disability Tax Credit but have not yet applied, would have a 60-day window of opportunity to do so after Royal Assent.

Seniors who are eligible for the one-time payment to persons with disabilities would receive a total of $600 in special payments. The one-time payment to persons with disabilities would be adjusted to provide a top-up for eligible seniors, including:

$300 for Canadians who are eligible for the Old Age Security pension and who received the
one-time seniors payment of $300; or
$100 for Canadians who are eligible for the Old Age Security pension and the Guaranteed Income Supplement or Allowances and who received the one-time senior’s payment of $500.

The Government remains committed to a pandemic response and recovery that is disability inclusive and thanks the members of the COVID-19 Disability Advisory Group for their tireless work and valued input over the past few months.
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“We recognize that Canadians with disabilities are disproportionally impacted by the pandemic. This includes the increased cost of food, transportation, medication, personal protective equipment, personal support workers, and other disability supports. We have worked closely with the disability community during this time of crisis, including our COVID-19 Disability Advisory Group. We will continue to work hard to increase accessibility and remove barriers, and remain committed to a pandemic response and recovery that is disability inclusive.”
– The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion

Quick facts

According to the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability, 22 percent of Canadians 15 years of age and over identify as having a disability. That rate goes up with age with 37.8 percent of Canadians over 65 and 47.4 percent over 75.

Among working-age Canadians with disabilities, more than 1.5 million, or 41 percent, are unemployed or out of the labour market entirely; among those with severe disabilities this rate increases to over 60 percent.

The Government of Canada is committed to supporting persons with disabilities in line with the principles and objectives of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Accessible Canada Act, which received Royal Assent on June 21, 2019, and came into force on July 11, 2019.

The COVID-19 Disability Advisory Group is advising the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion on the lived experiences of persons with disabilities during the pandemic, along with disability-specific issues, systemic gaps and potential responses.
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https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/politics/promise-of-covid-19-funds-to-support-disabled-canadians-remains-in-limbo/ar-BB16s1H1?li=AAggNb9&ocid=mailsignout

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's promise to provide a payment worth up to $600 to some disabled Canadians to help with additional COVID-19 costs remains in limbo.

The measure, announced on June 5, was contained in a piece of legislation that failed to pass later that month after the Liberals didn't win unanimous consent.

Though the House of Commons is sitting Wednesday, no bills are expected to be introduced.

A spokesperson for Carla Qualtrough, the minister in charge of the file, says the government is still working on a way forward on the benefit program.

"This financial support matters and Canadians with disabilities can have confidence that we will continue to work to find a solution to deliver this supplement," Marielle Hossack said in an email.

"We all benefit when everyone can participate equally in our economy, and society."

The Liberals have accused the Tories in particular of holding up the aid, arguing they were the ones who refused to pass the bill back in June.

At the time, the Conservatives were pressing for a full return to Parliament, but had also disagreed with the plan to pass the bill within a single sitting so there was no chance for experts to weigh-in or for amendments.

"The Conservatives' choice to put politics ahead of helping people will have caused extra hardship for Canadians," Trudeau told reporters during a stop at an Ottawa-area print shop in mid-June.

But Conservative MP Dan Albas said Tuesday the Liberals' decision to include the measure in legislation raises questions about who exactly is playing politics.

He said that given the payment will go to Canadians who already receive the disability tax credit, the government has the information it would need to forward the money directly using an information-sharing agreement with the Canada Revenue Agency.

A bill isn't entirely necessary, he argued, and at this point, the Liberals need to make clear which approach they will take, he said.

"The government should be helping those that need the support the most and part of that is to give them the certainty," he said.

"The payment is important but also knowing when the payment will be and by what means."

The program would provide a one-time, tax-free payment to people who already qualify for the disability tax credit.

The maximum payable would be $600.

The Liberals are making separate payments to seniors, so those who receive the tax credit and are eligible for the old age security pension would receive $300, and those who have the tax credit and are eligible for both OAS and the guaranteed income supplement would get $100.

That doesn't cover everyone who need the money, the NDP's Peter Julian said Tuesday.

"We're trying to convince the government to extend that benefit to all Canadians with a disability," he said.

The NDP had objected to the original bill on other grounds, including a provision that could have led to jail time for those fraudulently applying for the Canada emergency response benefit.

The Liberals had proposed hiving off the disability portion of the bill and delaying the other measures, but that failed as well.

The Conservatives have been steadfast in their demand for a total return to normal Parliamentary sittings that would provide full accountability and oversight of government activities.

At present, what's happened most often is the gathering of a special COVID-19 committee made up of all MPs.

It gives them the chance to ask questions of the government for a few hours each sitting, and for the handling of some routine elements of Parliament, like the tabling of petitions or reports.

Wednesday's sitting is a variation of that committee arrangement.

MPs will have the chance to press the government for around 90 minutes, before Finance Minister Bill Morneau tables a hotly anticipated fiscal "snapshot."

The next scheduled sitting day for the House of Commons is July 22, and is expected to mirror the format for Wednesday.

Parliament is currently scheduled to fully resume on Sept. 21.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 7, 2020.

Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press
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Post by Riddick Wed 24 Jun 2020, 21:48

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https://www.nationalobserver.com/2020/06/11/news/opposition-parties-kill-bill-one-time-tax-free-payment-600-canadians-disabilities.

THE CANADIAN PRESS

The non-partisan spirit that has allowed Parliament to swiftly pass emergency legislation during the COVID-19 pandemic evaporated Wednesday, with opposition parties refusing to give unanimous consent to the Trudeau government's latest bill.

The Conservatives then blocked the government's bid to split the bill in two, to allow a promised benefit for Canadians with disabilities to go ahead.

That benefit — a one-time, tax-free payment of up to $600 for Canadians with disabilities — and other measures in the bill are now in limbo, while the parties point fingers at one another over who is to blame.

Government House leader Pablo Rodriguez said he was disappointed that no opposition parties supported the bill but vowed to keep negotiating with them in hopes that a resolution can be found. He conceded, however, that this will delay the disability benefit and other measures.

"I'm not going to quit on this because it's too important," he said in an interview shortly after the bill was rejected in a sitting of the House of Commons that lasted just 15 minutes.

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