UPDATE 9:54 a.m.
Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced support to help Canadians with disabilities deal with extra expenses during the pandemic.
This support includes a special one-time, tax-free payment to individuals who are certificate holders of the Disability Tax Credit as of June 1, 2020, as follows:
$600 for Canadians with a valid Disability Tax Credit certificate.
$300 for Canadians with a valid Disability Tax Credit certificate and who are eligible for the Old Age Security (OAS) pension.
$100 for Canadians with a valid Disability Tax Credit certificate and who are eligible for the OAS pension and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS).
Combined with the special payments of $300 for Canadians who are eligible for the OAS pension and the additional $200 for those eligible for the GIS, all seniors with a valid Disability Tax Credit certificate will receive a total of $600 in special payments. People who are eligible for this special payment will receive it automatically.
UPDATE 8:52 a.m.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government is offering $14 billion to the provincial and territorial governments for measures to keep COVID-19 under control.
Trudeau has announced a one-time, non-taxable payment of up to $600 for Canadians with disabilities.
"I’m announcing support for people with disabilities, giving an update on the work we’re doing with provinces and territories to safely restart our economy, and more."
ORIGINAL 8:06 a.m.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau provides an update on federal response to COVID-19.