Simplified application process
If you already take part in certain programs, you may be able to use a simplified PWD application process.
You’re eligible for this simplified process if you receive benefits from:
- Community Living BC (CLBC)
- The Ministry of Children and Family Development At Home Program
- BC PharmaCare Plan P – Palliative Care Benefits
- Canada Pension Plan – Disability Benefits
This means you’ll complete a shorter PWD application form that gives the ministry permission to confirm your eligibility from one of those programs. You won’t have to complete a full PWD application.
Click here to contact the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction to request a Persons with Disabilities Designation—Prescribed Class Application. You’ll still have to meet all other eligibility requirements to begin receiving disability assistance.
You may also be able to use the simplifed PWD application process if you have a confirmed intellectual disability and are 17 and a half – 19 years old.