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Common Questions

I’m taking care of a relative’s child. What kind of benefits can I get?

Last reviewed in March 2023 by the Clicklaw Editors

For those taking care of a relative's child at the request of the child's parent(s) and the parent(s) are unable to pay for their child's basic needs, there may be some support available to you.

Good starting points include:

Need more help?

  • Kinship Care Help Line, from the Parent Support Services Society of BC, provides support, advocacy, and information to grandparents and other relatives raising a family member’s child.
  • Find an Advocate, from PovNet, provides a list of community advocates who may be able to provide information or assistance regarding government benefits.
  • Find more help near you on Clicklaw HelpMap

See our related common questions:

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