Letters and Submissions

Letter to MSDSI Minister Don McRae Re: End of Child Support Clawback and Mandatory Family Maintenance Rights

March 2015

BC Minister for Social Development and Social Innovation Don McRae attended First Call’s 2014 coalition meeting where single mothers described the negative consequences of a policy that treated child support as income, including the deduction of child support payments from disability assistance cheques.

In this March letter, First Call applauded McRae for his role in eliminating the clawback policy – per 2015’s provincial budget announcement – as well as the elimination of the mandatory assignment of family maintenance rights when parents apply for income and disability rights.