ANNOUNCEMENT: New ‘Alternative Hearing Assistance Supplement’

By | 2017-11-19T01:45:18+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

  Good news for Deaf or hard of hearing people who are receiving Persons with Disabilities (PWD) or Persons with Persistent Multiple Barriers to Employment (PPMB) benefits or receive Income Assistance and live in a special care facility! This spring the BC Government (the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation - MSDSI) introduced a new $100 monthly ‘Alternative Hearing Assistance’ supplement. This is available to eligible people with permanent profound hearing loss in both ears. This supplement was implemented following a human rights complaint supported by lawyers at the BC Public Interest and Advocacy Centre [...]