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Disability Economic Support Program

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  • The Disability Economic Support Program provides a one-time $200 benefit to lower-income Manitobans with disabilities receiving Employment and Income Assistance benefits.
  • Cheques are mailed automatically and there is no need to apply to the program.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Individuals who are receiving Employment and Income Assistance and qualify as a person with a disability.

Available Assistance

  • Each person will receive a $200 support benefit. It will not be considered taxable income and will not affect any other benefits a person may receive.
  • There is no application process required.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Disability Economic Support Program:

Call: 204-945-3744 or 1-866-626-4862 (Toll-Free)

If have questions about your EIA file:

Call in Winnipeg: 204-948-2888 or in Rural and North: 1-855-944-8111

Frequently Asked Questions

I am married and both my spouse and I have a disability and are receiving Employment and Income Assistance (EIA). Will we each receive $200?

Yes, you will receive $400 as each adult is eligible to receive $200 as long as they are enrolled on EIA as a person with a disability.

What if my spouse isn’t a person with a disability?

You will receive $200, your spouse is not eligible.

I am enrolled on Employment and Income Assistance but do not have a disability, will I qualify?

No. You must have been assessed as meeting the criteria for a person with a disability.

Will I receive the money directly into my bank account?

The money will be received as a cheque.

When will I receive the cheque?

Cheques will arrive in the mail in early June 2020