Coronavirus: Manitoba to give $4.6M in support to low-income people with disabilities

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Coronavirus outbreak: Manitoba premier announces $200 support for people with disabilities
WATCH: Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister announced on Tuesday a one-time support of $200 for Manitobans relying on monthly benefits under the disability category of employment and income assistance – May 26, 2020

Seniors were first, and now, low-income Manitobans with disabilities will see a $200 cheque offering financial support during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Premier Brian Pallister made the announcement Tuesday that the province will spend $4.6 million.

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About 23,000 people on disability will receive the cheque, expected to come in June.

“This payment will not be considered taxable income and will not affect any other benefits received,” Pallister said.

The cheques will be mailed automatically, and people don’t need to apply, he added.

More information can be found here.

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