Common Questions

I’m going to the interview for welfare. What do I need to know?

Applying for welfare involves having an eligibility interview with a worker from the BC government. There is a considerable amount of information to gather to give to the government worker at the interview. At the interview, expect the government worker to ask a lot of personal questions.

Good starting points include:

Need more help?

  • Find an Advocate, from PovNet, provides a list of community advocates who may be able to provide information or assistance regarding the welfare application process.
  • Find more help near you on Clicklaw HelpMap

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Last reviewed November 2016
welfare, applying for welfare, income assistance, welfare interview, eligibility interview, BC Employment and Assistance (BCEA)