BC Ministry of Social Development & Poverty Reduction

The Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction focuses on providing British Columbians in need with a system of supports to help them achieve their social and economic potential.

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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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Provides a list of rate tables for income assistance, disability assistance, child in home of relative, hardship assistance, general supplements, health supplements and programs, fees for medical practitioners, seniors ...
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Explains the policy for Hardship Assistance issued under Immediate Needs – Work Search Required. Includes information about eligibility, duration of work search, work search & reapplications, and special circumstances.
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The new Single Parent Employment Initiative will remove barriers to employment for single parents on income and disability assistance, providing them with the training and supports they need to secure long-term and ...
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One-stop source for all BC Employment and Assistance (BCEA) policy, procedures and program information. Includes case administration, application & intake, eligibility, PWD designation, support & shelter, supplements, ...
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This brochure tells you about your right to reconsideration and appeal when you disagree with the Ministry about social assistance or welfare. It provides step-by-step instructions on reconsideration and appeals process.
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If you have an urgent need for shelter, then you must ask for an “Immediate Needs Assessment” when you apply for welfare from the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction.
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