HQSS against welfare funding cap
Posted 9 months ago
Fri, Aug 10th, '12 - 12:58 pm
Hastings-Quinte Social Services is backing a move to stop a proposed provincial funding cap on ”discretionary” spending on health items for welfare recipients.
These are items such as emergency dental care, wheelchairs and hearing aids.
The Joint Social Services Committee has decided to support a resolution from Durham Region that says rates for welfare and disability support are below the Statistics Canada “poverty line.”
The resolution calls on the province to NOT implement proposed changes to the cap on subsidies for the benefits.