Common Questions

I’m on income assistance and have been turned down for a crisis grant

If you feel that the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation’s decision was wrong, you have the right to ask for a review of that decision (called a reconsideration). If a reconsideration does not change their decision, you can usually file an appeal.

Good starting points include:

Need more help?

  • Community Law Program, from Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS), provides legal advice and assistance to low-income individuals, generally to appeal a decision.
  • Find an Advocate, from PovNet, provides a list of community advocates who may be able to provide information or assistance regarding the welfare appeal process.
  • Find more help near you on Clicklaw HelpMap

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Last reviewed May 2015
tags
welfare, welfare appeal, income assistance, crisis grant, BC Employment and Assistance (BCEA)