Below is a document that provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the new Canada Disability Benefit. The Canada Disability Benefit Act received Royal Assent on June 22, 2023. The goal of the Benefit is to reduce poverty and support the financial security of working-age persons with disabilities. As framework legislation, the details of the Benefit—such as eligibility and amount—will be set in future regulations.
In order to create regulations for the Canada Disability Benefit, there will be two new phases of engagement. The Government has already started Phase 1, which is the regulatory design phase. This was launched on August 23, 2023 through an Information Session.
The FAQs provide an overview of the engagement done to date as well as further details on upcoming engagement activities. For more information on the Canada Disability Benefit Act and to keep up-to-date on the engagement, please visit:
For further use, a downloadable copy of the FAQs related to the Act can be found here.