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Access RDSP and the RDSP
Access RDSP is a province-wide partnership between Plan Institute, Disability Alliance BC (DABC), and BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) to encourage financial security via uptake of the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP). The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) offers people living with a disability not only an opportunity to save for future costs but also to take advantage of up to $90,000 the federal government may provide on their behalf. It is estimated that only about 39% of British Columbians who are eligible for an RDSP have opened one. In response, the Access RDSP program provides a “one-stop-shop” for all things RDSP to encourage long-term saving.
These initiatives are made possible with generous support from the BC Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction and the Vancouver Foundation.
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 (1-844-311-7526) that provides one to one support from expert advisors on disability-related topics, including future planning and the RDSP.
- Webinars – 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 National non-profit and social enterprise based in Vancouver, B.C., that supports people with disabilities and their families. We provide educational material and resources, collaborate on community-based projects, and engage with a wide array of partners to host innovative initiatives for change and 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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