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 firstname.lastname@example.org.