Call to protect financial support for parents with disabilities
An anti-poverty advocacy group is pressuring Social Development Minister Don McRae to remove “claw backs” when someone is a recipient of both child support payments and disability support.
Acorn B.C. member Rachel Goodine said she’ll be meeting with McRae Tuesday to express her views. The ministry is in the midst of consultations for a disability white paper to uncover issues facing those with disabilities.
Goodine said the problem now is Victoria currently takes back money from child support if the recipient is on disabilities. This means a parent on disability support must survive on about $900 a month, supplemented with about $800 more if they work.