Your Welfare Rights: Welfare Benefits

Your Welfare Rights: Welfare Benefits

This plain language resource gives basic information about:

  • the types of monthly welfare benefits that are available;
  • benefits called supplements, including housing-related supplements, a wide range of health supplements, subsidies for families with children, and employment-related supplements;
  • how to apply for a supplement if you qualify; and
  • how to appeal a ministry decision.

It also includes where to get help if you have a problem getting monthly welfare benefits or a supplement.

Welfare Benefits is the second booklet in the series Your Welfare Rights. The other booklets are How to Apply for Welfare and When You're on Welfare. The series replaces the booklet Your Welfare Rights: A Guide to BC Employment and Assistance.

See also: Income Assistance on Reserve on the Aboriginal Legal Aid in BC website

Your Welfare Rights — September 2019 Update

This online fact sheet gives general information about changes to some welfare rules since the booklets in the Your Welfare Rights series were published.

Some of the information in this series may be out of date. We’ll have information about updates as soon as possible.

This resource is for people who are comfortable reading and may have some legal knowledge.

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