MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — The federal Conservatives are promising to improve disability grants if re-elected next month.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says his government would increase the maximum annual Canada Disability Savings Grant for low- and middle-class families from $3,500 to $4,000.

The grant program was created in 2008 and allows parents and families of children with disabilities, and the children themselves when they’re old enough, to set aside money for the future in a tax-free account.

Harper also pledged to continue to work with the provinces and the country’s big banks to improve the administration of the RDSP program, and to expand the range of investment options.

He says the program helps those who need financial security the most to generate significant savings.

CP | By The Canadian Press
Posted: 09/07/2015 11:16 am EDT Updated: 09/07/2015 11:59 am EDT