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Step 1: Proof of Identification Requirements

There are 10 steps to starting and managing an RDSP. Step 1 is Proof of Identification. To open an RDSP, you will need a Social Insurance Number, or SIN, and photo identification. If you currently don’t have any identification, you might need to get proof of your identity before you can apply for a SIN and/or photo ID.

For more information about setting up an RDSP, please call the Disability Planning hotline at 1-844-311-PLAN or 1-844-311-7526. The Guide is also available in other formats, such as text only, PDF, audio and word files on the Government of B.C. Accessibility 2024 website at