Access RDSP and the RDSP
Access RDSP is a province wide partnership between Plan Institute, Disability Alliance BC (DABC), and BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS), with the support of the Vancouver Foundation, to encourage financial security via uptake of the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP). The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) offers people living with a disability not only an opportunity to save for future costs but also to take advantage of up to $90,000 the federal government may provide on their behalf. It is estimated that only about 37.4% of British Columbians who are eligible for an RDSP have opened one. In response, the Access RDSP program provides a “one-stop-shop” for all things RDSP to encourage long-term saving.
Our free support includes:
- DTC Support – DABC advocates provide direct support by helping people who are eligible for the RDSP to apply for the DTC, a pre-requisite for the RDSP.
- Help with the RDSP – Plan Institute operates a Disability Planning Helpline (1-844-311-PLAN) – 1:1 support provided by expert advisors, on key future planning and RDSP information.
- Free Info Sessions – Access RDSP offers RDSP and DTC learning sessions – information for families, healthcare professionals, financial professionals, organizations, and other groups.
- Indigenous RDSP Navigation – If you are an Indigenous person living with a disability, the BCANDS RDSP Navigation program can help you to open an RDSP to assist you in meeting future financial needs.
- $150 Grant for BC Residents – Plan Institute is administering Endowment 150, a $150 one-time grant aimed at helping individuals and families with low incomes save for the future by jump-starting their RDSP.
For more information on this project and partnership, click here.
For more information on the Endowment 150 fund or to apply, please click here.