The disability program British Columbia is great. They offer a number of benefits including a annual bus pass. This is such a great benefit and has been huge for my mobility around town.
After a year on the PWD program, they(the all holy Federal government/ edit 22/11/2018 it’s the provincial gov that made me switch) decided that I had made a substantial amount of payment to my CPP during my years of employment and forced their hand to make me switch to the CPPD program. They went as far as threatening to cancel all my benefits until I proved that I was pursuing the CPPD application.
Of course I was approved for the CPPD program, and luckily also approved for the DTC. Fantastic! After a few months, I received a letter saying nothing changes in regards to the benefits I get from PWD except for the monthly payment. Come a few more months down the road… I receive another letter that states that at the end of the year, I no longer will be eligible for the annual buss pass program. I just don’t understand this… it’s a huge benefit for people on disability… nothing has changed… It’s not like I’m magically not disabled in BC but only on a national level. I don’t get it. Anyone else go through this? Did you get your benefit back? Is it worth trying to fight this?