FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 28, 2020
One-Time Payment for Persons with Disabilities
OTTAWA: Gerald Soroka, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, would like to inform constituents that Bill C-20, An Act respecting further COVID-19 measures, has received Royal Assent, extending CEWS to December 19, 2020.
Bill C-20 will also allow for the sharing of information to facilitate the delivery of a one-time payment for persons with disabilities with a non-taxable and non-reportable payment of up to $600 who:
• Are holders of a valid Disability Tax Credit certificate (eligible persons not yet in possession of such a certificate will be able to apply for one up to 60 days after today’s Royal Assent to be considered for the one-time payment);
• Currently receive Canada Pension Plan disability benefits or Quebec Pension Plan disability benefits; or
• Are in receipt of disability supports provided by Veterans Affairs Canada.
Complete details on Bill C-20 can be found at: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/07/government-legislation-to-support-canadian-workers-businesses-persons-with-disabilities-and-legal-rights-receives-royal-assent.html