To all the Coalition members:
I am sure by now you have read the 2017 Ontario Budget and you know that Minister Sousa announced an increase in the asset limit to $40,000 and an increase in the gift limit to $10,000 for persons receiving disability benefits in Ontario.
It is good to know that the Government of Ontario is making changes to better support persons on disability benefits with these changes and other initiatives. However, it was disappointing that the numbers were still quite low and do not match the asset and gift limits in BC and Alberta.
I will follow up to try and learn more about why the numbers of $40,000 and $10,000 were chosen.
In the meantime I want to send my sincere thanks for joining our Coalition and for your support for this initiative.