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Your Welfare Rights: How to Apply for Welfare

Your Welfare Rights: How to Apply for Welfare

This booklet explains the process to get welfare, including how to qualify; apply by phone, in person, or online; apply for disability assistance; and appeal a ministry decision. It includes a list of who can help if you have a problem getting welfare, and a checklist to help you keep records.

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Legal Aid BC
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last reviewed
March 2017 i Last date reviewed by a qualified expert to ensure content up-to-date. See "Tips" in Clicklaw content criteria (bottom of pageside menu) for details.
resource type
manuals & books
welfare, who can apply for welfare, applying for welfare, income assistance, hardship assistance, disability benefits, persons with disabilities (PWD) benefit, persistent and multiple barriers to employment (PPMB) benefit, appeal, Legal Aid BC, social assistance, applying for benefits, regulations and requirements