Special Transportation Subsidy

Provided to recipients of disability assistance who live in areas where the Bus Pass program is available, but are unable to use public transportation due to their disability or because it would make their disability worse.

To qualify for the Special Transportation Subsidy (STS), people must:

  • Be in receipt of a disability allowance under the Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Act;
  • Reside in an area where the Bus Pass program is available;
  • Provide certification from a physician verifying: that they are unable to use the Bus Pass program or any other form of subsidized public transportation service (such as HandyDART and Taxi Savers) due to their disability, or, that their disability would be aggravated by using public transportation; and the alternative form of transportation required to accommodate the disability (examples: operating a personal vehicle or paying others for transportation)

For more information go to www.hsd.gov.bc.ca/Programs/ or www.eia.gov.bc.ca/fs.htm

A Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation program.

Address / Contact Info

BC Employment and Income Assistance Services

Phone Numbers

Toll-free : 1-866-866-0800


Web Links

Other Programs from This Organization

Income Assistance - Hardship Assistance Time limited, generally repayable, assistance available to those who are not eligible for income assistance due to a variety of circumstances and who have proven that all other funding sources have been exhausted.
Income Assistance - Immediate Needs Process The 3 week waiting period before getting an appointment to apply for income assistance may be waived under certain circumstances that would cause the person, or the person's family, undue hardship.
Income Assistance - Persistent Multiple Barriers to Employment: (PPMB) Available to individuals who have received income assistance for 12 of the last 15 months and have severe multiple barriers to employment and meet other criteria.
Income Assistance - Persons with Disabilities Available to eligible persons with serious, long-term mental or physical disabilities who are not expected to gain complete financial independence through employment.
Income Assistance - Regular Regular, temporary income assistance is available to persons who, for a variety of reasons, are unemployed and have few financial resources, but who are capable of eventual financial independence through employment.
Supplementary Assistance A variety of supplementary benefits and supports are available depending on category of income assistance being received.

This program was last updated on 14 Feb 2014.