Title: A patchwork quilt: income security for Canadians with disabilities.
Author(s):Stapleton, John|split|Procyk, Stephanie
Subject:Disabilities – physical, mental – general|split|Income security programs – generalÂÂÂ
Place of Publication:Toronto
Date of Publication:2010
The purpose of this Issue Briefing is to describe the sources of disability income security available to Canadians. We summarize seven distinct sources of disability income security benefits. In 2008-2009, these seven sources provided $25.7 billion in benefits or tax credits to people with disabilities. This amount represents an income security expenditure about twice the size of the federal Employment Insurance program in Canada. This briefing draws attention to the policy challenge of coordinating and aligning both the goals and the administration of disability income security programs in Canada.
Material Type:Fact Sheet