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Income Assistance for Persons with Disabilities

The Income Assistance for Persons with a Disabilities Program provides financial and employment assistance for adults with a disability who are enrolled in the Employment and Income Assistance program. This additional financial assistance is provided in recognition of the additional costs of persons with disabilities which are associated with living in the community.
As well, if you are enrolled in the Persons with Disabilities category, you may receive the following extra assistance:
  • An automatic allowance of $105.00 per month for persons living in the community (the Income Assistance for Persons with Disabilities benefit).
  • If you are a wheelchair user, you may receive 24 passes per year to get transportation for social trips. You may use these passes at any time.
  • An allowance for basic telephone rental costs for medical reasons. You may first have to give your worker a letter from your doctor or therapist to get this benefit.
  • A monthly amount for coin laundry when coin laundry is the only way for you to get laundry done.
  • An Employment and Income Assistance Disability Trust or Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) where you can save money from other sources of income without it affecting your Employment and Income Assistance benefits. Click here for more information.
If you are working, you can keep a portion of your monthly earnings (earnings exemption). You may also receive money for work clothing, work transportation and child care. Also, see the information sheet on Employment Income - Persons with Disabilities.
Where financial resources are less than the cost of basic necessities. By reason of age or physical or mental ill health, or physical or mental incapacity or disorder that is likely to continue more than 90 days is unable to earn income to meet basic necessities or unable to care for themselves.
Speak to a representative at nearest service location: Winnipeg, Rural
08:30AM – 4:30PM, Monday through Friday, After-Hours (emergency only)
English, French
Not applicable
Wheelchair accessible
204-945-2177, After-Hours (emergency only): Winnipeg, Rural
1-800-855-0511 (Manitoba Relay Service)
Winnipeg Service Locations or Rural and Northern Service Locations