Access RDSP Media Kit
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Access RDSP and the RDSP
Plan Institute, Disability Alliance BC (DABC), and BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) launched a province-wide partnership called Access RDSP, to encourage financial security via uptake of the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP).
The RDSP is a Canada-wide registered matched savings plan specific to people with disabilities. Individuals under 60 years old who hold the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) are eligible to open an RDSP. Individuals may be able to receive up to $90,000 in government grants and bonds over their lifetime. For those on a low income, the Endowment 150 grant of $150 is available. The $150 (plus bonds) could grow to $36,000 over twenty years. Only 33% of eligible people in BC currently have an RDSP.
As part of the initiative, we are offering several community supports and resources which may be of interest to you and those you work with.
Access RDSP – Free Community Resources
- DTC Support – DABC advocates provide direct support by helping people who are eligible for the RDSP to apply for the DTC, a pre-requisite for the RDSP.
- Help with the RDSP – Plan Institute operates a Disability Planning Helpline (1-844-311-PLAN) – 1:1 support provided by expert advisors, on key future planning and RDSP information.
- Free Info Sessions – Access RDSP offers RDSP and DTC learning sessions – information for families, healthcare professionals, financial professionals, organizations, and other groups.
- Indigenous RDSP Navigation – If you are an Indigenous person living with a disability, the BCANDS RDSP Navigation program can help you to open an RDSP to assist you in meeting future financial needs.
- $150 Grant for BC Residents – Plan Institute is administering Endowment 150, a $150 one-time grant aimed at helping individuals and families with low incomes save for the future by jump-starting their RDSP. We are looking to distribute 1000 grants each year – please spread the word!
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About Access RDSP members
Plan Institute is a non-profit social enterprise that works to improve the lives of people with disabilities by collaborating on community-based projects, offering a suite of learning initiatives, and advocating for policy reform.
Disability Alliance BC (DABC) is a non-profit organization that supports people, with all disabilities, to live with dignity, independence and as equal and full participants in the community. We champion issues impacting the lives of people with disabilities through our direct services, community partnerships, advocacy, research and publications.
BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) is a non-profit organization which assists Indigenous people who live with a disability, and reside within the province of British Columbia or on-reserve organizations requiring health information, resources and support services.
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