Help Sheet 13 • Rate Amounts for PWD and PPMB Benefits
If your rent is $375 or more, you will not receive any extra money from the Ministry for your phone or other bills.
If you rent your home, and your rent does not exceed the shelter maximum, the Ministry may pay for the following utility costs:
Fuel for cooking meals
Garbage disposal provided by a company each week or every two weeks
Rental of one basic residential single-line telephone (includes a cell phone).
If you own your home, shelter costs also include:
House insurance premiums
The actual cost of maintenance and repairs for the family home if it is owned by
a person in the family unit. These costs must first be approved by the Ministry.
If the costs for your utilities, like phone and hydro change, MSDSI may set its own av- erage winter and summer rates. The winter period begins on October 1 and ends on March 31, and the summer period begins on April 1 and ends on September 30.
page 2 • BC Coalition of People with Disabilities