Did you know about the wage exemption policy for people with disabilities?

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Effective October 1, 2014, the Government of New Brunswick increased the amount of money persons with a disability who are currently receiving Extended Benefits from the Department of Social Development can keep from either part-time, full-time or self-employment.

According to the Government of New Brunswick website, if you have a disability, the fixed portion of the wage exemption increased from $250 to $500 monthly, allowing you to keep 30 per cent of every dollar earned beyond $500.

Household Type Wage Exemption Amounts Before October 1, 2014
Wage Exemption Amounts After October 1, 2014
Single Disabled $250 fix portion amount   +  (30% of the balance of the earnings $500 fix portion amount   +  (30% of the  balance of earnings)
Two person unit (one or both disabled) $300 fixed portion +  (30% of the balance of the earnings $500 fix portion amount   +  (30% of the  balance of earnings)

For more information about the wage exemption policy and other changes, please visit the Government of New Brunswick website at http://bit.ly/1LSCCPQ, or contact NBACL, toll free 1-866-622-2548, or email nbacl@nbnet.nb.ca.

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