Share ideas: Canada Disability Benefit Regulations

Current status: Open

Opened on November 15, 2023 and will close on December 21, 2023.

The Government of Canada is consulting Canadians on the new Canada Disability Benefit. You are invited to share your thoughts on benefit details, such as eligibility and benefit amount, which will help inform the development of the regulations for the Canada Disability Benefit.

What is the Canada Disability Benefit?

The Canada Disability Benefit Act (the Act) became law when it received Royal Assent on June 22, 2023. The Act provides the framework for a new Canada Disability Benefit. This benefit is being created to reduce poverty and support the financial security of working-age people with disabilities.

Join in: how to participate

Your feedback will help inform the development of regulations for the Canada Disability Benefit. Your answers are confidential. No personal information will be collected or reported. Do not include any personal information (name, given name, date of birth, etc.). A summary of all the feedback received will be included in a report on the regulatory engagement process, which will be tabled in Parliament and published on the Employment and Social Development Canada website.

You have until December 21, 2023 at 23:59 (Eastern Time) to provide your feedback, through the various methods below.

Share your ideas online

Use the online engagement tool. You won't need to sign up for an account or give any personal information. The questions are also available in American Sign Language (ASL) and Langue des signes québécoise (LSQ). You can give feedback directly in the tool or through one of the other communications methods listed in this section.

Send us an email

Email us with your comments.

Participate by phone

Call 1‑833‑390‑4065 and leave a message.

Participate by mail

Send a letter with your comments to the address in contact information below.

Participate by video relay (ASL and LSQ)

Send an email and write "Sign language response" in the subject line. We will contact you to set a date and time for you to give your comments.

Send us a video

Email a link to a recorded video of your comments. Please save your video on a repository platform (for example, Google Drive).

Have us take a transcript

Contact us using any of the methods listed in this section to arrange to speak to someone who will transcribe your input and give it to us.

Alternate formats

Contact us using any of the methods listed in the section Join in: how to participate for a copy of the online engagement tool in a Word document. You can also ask for the tool in alternate formats, including large print, braille, MP3 (audio), e-text and DAISY formats.

Who is the focus of this consultation

We want to hear from all members of the public, especially persons with disabilities, their families and caregivers.

Key questions for discussion

We're looking for your feedback on any of these topic areas of the regulations for the Canada Disability Benefit Act:

  • eligibility
  • benefit amount
  • applications and payments
  • administration
  • reconsiderations and appeals
  • compliance and enforcement
  • best practices or tools
  • general comments

Comments will be analyzed and used to shape regulations for the Canada Disability Benefit. The draft regulations will be published in Part I of the Canada Gazette (the official newspaper of the Government of Canada). The public will have 65 days to send comments.

Consult the online engagement tool to get an overview of the regulatory areas under the Canada Disability Benefit Act, and provide your comments. ASL and LSQ translations are available within the tool.

Related information

Contact us

Consultation, Canada Disability Benefit Regulations
c/o Office for Disability Issues
Employment and Social Development Canada
105, rue de l’Hôtel-de-Ville, 1st floor, Bag 62
Gatineau QC K1A 0J9


Telephone: Toll free: 1-833-390-4065

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