Income Support Program for Persons with Severe and Prolonged Disabilities
On April 26, 2021 the Manitoba government announced that it is introducing legislation that would create a new income support program for individuals living with severe and prolonged disabilities. This program would be separate and apart from the Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) Program and would include disability support payments and shelter assistance tailored to the unique and specific needs of persons with severe and prolonged disabilities.
The Department of Families began engaging with Manitobans in November 2019, and completed a second phase of engagement in February 2021. All public feedback will be used to form the next steps in the development of the new income support program.
We thank everyone that provided feedback on this topic. Results of the first phase of public engagement that took place between November 2019 and January 2020 are available in a What We Heard Report. A summary of public input gathered in February 2021 will be posted once completed.