BC Legislation and Policy Update: Welfare Law (Oct 2019)
[21:34] Lawyer Alison Ward (Community Legal Assistance Society) explains updates to BC Welfare Law in 2019. For advocates and community workers. Topics include:
- Crisis supplements
- Support rates increase
- Definition of transient
- PPMB changes:
- addictions considered a health condition
- asset exemption level changed
To view the handouts referenced in this video, click on the following links:
- Handout 1-2019 Welfare Legislative Update with Appendix 1
- Handout 2-Revised Nov 2019 Welfare Update-Expected Changes 2019-2020
For free public resources about the law in British Columbia:
- Aboriginal Legal Aid in BC
- Family Law in BC
- MyLawBC (featuring Q and A pathways to get tailored action plans, and free online mediation to make a parenting plan)
- Legal Aid BC Resources for Community Workers
- Clicklaw (online compendium of resources)
- Family Law Line
- Dial-a-Law (call-in legal information service)
Please note: Legal Aid BC resources are for professional development. They don't provide legal or other professional advice. Law is constantly evolving; changes in practice and procedure occur frequently. Exercise your professional judgment about the correctness and applicability of the material. Please refer to the relevant legislation, case law, administrative guidelines, and other primary sources. The views and conclusions expressed here are not necessarily those of Legal Aid BC.
Legal Aid BC helps all British Columbians with serious family, child protection, immigration, and criminal law issues. We give free legal information to everyone, and advice and lawyer services to eligible British Columbians.
Credits: Presentation by Alison Ward, Community Legal Assistance Society. Filmed and edited by Paul Donovan, Focus Audio Visual Services Ltd., Production and publication coordinated by Kate Murray, Bridget Greenwood, Baljinder Gill, Ella Droko, and Brian Goncalves, Legal Aid BC. Thumbnail design by Brian Goncalves and Caitlin Kuo, Legal Aid BC.