BC Ministry of Social Development & Social Innovation

The Ministry of Social Development is responsible for delivering social development programs, using effective and outcome-based practices, and working in collaboration with ministries, other levels of government and business, community and service organizations.

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An online application for income assistance from BC Employment and Assistance, which begins with an assessment tool to see if you are eligible.
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Sample of an application form for the persons with disabilities (PWD) benefit. The sample form can be downloaded as a printable PDF.
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BC Employment and Assistance factsheets on appeal process, supplements, employment plan, earnings exemptions, hardship assistance, sanctions for fraud, sponsorship default recovery, and information sharing with Canada ...
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Explains what fraud is, and what can happen if the Ministry determines that someone has committed fraud.
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Outlines what funeral costs can be covered by the Ministry if there are no other resources available. It describes who is eligible to apply and how to make the arrangements.
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Explains what a trust is; how having a trust affects your Disability Assistance; what the different kinds of trusts are; who can set up a trust for you; and how you can use the money in your trust without affecting your ...
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The online estimator is an assessment tool that gathers information to see if you are eligible for income assistance. Includes information on the kinds of supports and programs that are available, as well as the ...
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The RDSP is a long-term-savings plan designed by the Government of Canada to help people with disabilities and their families save money for the future. This guide outlines key steps to setting up an RDSP, like applying ...
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Information for those who apply for hardship assistance until their Employment Insurance cheque arrives. It outlines how you must sign an Assignment of Benefit form, and describes how the Ministry then recovers any ...
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Contains information about the ministry's original decisions. Describes how to request a reconsideration when you think a decision about your assistance or employment plan was wrong. It also describes the appeal process ...
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