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RCD News...

  • Feb - Mar 2015 Activity Calendars Available Now
  • Congratulations to 2014 Wheelchair Curling Bonspiel Winners - Nov. 23, 2014
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    First Place: Team Russia

     

     

    Second Place: Team Scotland

     

    Third Place: Team Canada

     

    Fourth Place: Team BC

     

  • Frances Clark Honored as founder of RTES - May 27, 2014
  • On May 27, Richmond Therapeutic Equestrian Society (RTES) was hosting their annual fundraiser at the Army and Navy. They also honoured Frances Clark, founder of RTES, for her lifelong contribution. Councillor Bill McNulty gave a brief intro of Frances' work. Congratulations to Frances, and to a successful and fun fundraiser.

    Click here to view the photos.

     

     

 

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  • PWD Annualized Earnings Exemption Starts - Jan. 2015
  • Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation (MSDSI) Announces Annualized Earnings Exemption (AEE) for People Receiving PWD Will Start January 2015

    People receiving the Persons with Disabilities benefit (PWD) are able to keep $800 a month in earned income without any deductions being made to their monthly cheque.

    The total amount of earned income that PWD recipients can keep will not change, but by calculating earned income annually people will have more flexibility in their employment choices. For example, people with episodic conditions such as mental health disabilities or chronic pain may be able to work for a few months and then need to take a break to manage their health. An annual system means they will be able to keep more than $800 a month for a few months without any deductions.

    MSDSI will let PWD recipients know when they are reaching their annual limit. It is important that PWD recipients keep careful track of their earnings so that they do not exceed the annual amount.  PWD recipients must still declare their earnings by the 5th of the month following receipt of their earned income.


  • PWD Monthly Reporting Changes - Effective Dec. 2014
  • Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation Makes Changes to Monthly Reporting

    People receiving the Persons with Disabilities benefit (PWD) through direct deposit have until now received their cheque stubs or monthly reports in the mail. The cheque stub indicates the amount that PWD recipients are entitled to receive and provides a section that must be completed if the individual has income to report or if there is a change in their circumstances, for example, if they have married.

    Starting December 2014, the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation (MSDSI) will no longer be mailing cheque stubs to clients unless a client specifically tells the Ministry that they want to continue receiving their stubs in the mail.

     

    People who wish to continue receiving their cheque stubs in the mail must notify the Ministry by phoning 1-866-866-0800.

    Clients who don’t tell the Ministry they want to receive their cheque stubs in the mail must access their cheque information, report income and any other changes online. To do this, clients must register with My Self Serve at myselfserve.gov.bc.ca

     

    The Ministry’s My Self Serve Registration Instructions: 

    Step 1: If the client doesn’t have one they need to get a basic BCeID. This can be accessed through myselfserve.gov.bc.ca.

    Step 2: The client uses their basic BCeID to log in to the portal and complete their profile.

    Step 3: The client needs to visit their local income assistance office to complete their registration. They must bring their identification to do this.

    If you have any questions contact MSDSI at  1-866-866-0800.

     


  • New Specialized Intake Process for PWD - Nov. 3, 2014
  • As of Monday, November 3, 2014, the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation (Ministry) has a new virtual streamlined approach for Income or Disability Assistance applications for specialized populations.

    The Ministry is realigning service delivery to better meet the needs of people receiving income or disability assistance.
    Specialized Intakes will include:

    • Hospital Applications                                   
    • Corrections Applications (Provincial and Federal)
    • Youth In Transition and Underage Persons With Disabilities Applications
    • Licensed and Registered Supportive Recovery Facilities/Homes

    Further information is available by calling the ministry’s toll free number 1-866-866-0800 and following the prompts to speak with a Specialized Intake representative as outlined below:

    • Select Option 2: …all general inquiries, enter your 10 digit phone number, then press option 3, and then press option 5

    Phone service is available Monday – Friday between 9:00am – 4:00pm Pacific Standard Time (PST).


  • CCDS Launches Awards of Excellence in VisitAble Housing - Nov. 2014

 

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Past Events in 2015

  • RCD Strategic Planning - Jan. 30, 2015
  • RCD held a strategic plannign session for staff and board on Jan. 30, 2015. It was a very productive meeting, with keen enthusisam from all stakeholders. Thank you Councillor Alexa Loo and John Foster from City of Richmond joined our meeting and provided valuable inputs.

     

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