How to Apply for Welfare

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This booklet explains the application process to get welfare, including:

  • your rights to apply and get welfare;
  • how you qualify;
  • your financial eligibility;
  • how to apply by phone, in person, or online;
  • how to apply for disability assistance, and
  • how to appeal a ministry decision.

It also includes a list of who can help if you have a problem getting welfare, and a checklist to help you keep records.

How to Apply for Welfare is the first publication in the new series Your Welfare Rights.

It replaces the booklet Your Welfare Rights: A Guide to BC Employment and Assistance.

See also: Income Assistance on Reserve in British Columbia

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