Home

How We Help ...

TAPS Latest News & Events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Advocates Welcome Welfare and Disability Rate Increase, Calling for System Overhaul

 

Victoria, BC (July 20, 2017) – Today the Government of BC, has announced an increase to income assistance and disability rates. Effective September 20, 2017, the new monthly rates will be $710 for a person on income assistance and $1,133 for a person receiving disability assistance, an increase of $100. The raise in the basic income...

Read the full article

Our Impact...

  • TAPS Income Assistance Legal Advocacy - served 2,634 individuals and families living in poverty. More than 50% of them had been unjustly denied benefits for food and housing.
  • TAPS Tenant Legal Advocacy Project - helped 1,696 people with tenancy issues, ensuring safe, secure and ongoing housing.
  • TAPS Employment Standards Legal Advocacy Project - assisted 359 low-wage workers with information and representation, ensuring job safety and security.
  • TAPS Volunteer Disability Advocacy Project - assisted 1377 people living with disabilities apply for disability benefits. TAPS Federal Disability Advocacy Project assisted 579 with applications and appeals for CPP-D benefits, fulfilling a deep need in the community.
  • TAPS Community Volunteer Income Tax Project assisted 1,194 people become eligible for $1.7 million in federal and provincial tax refunds and credits.