Outstanding Warrants and Welfare

This script explains that, as of June 1, 2010, you cannot get welfare in BC if there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. It describes when the rule applies and the exceptions to it.

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The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC)
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self-help & forms
warrant, outstanding warrant, welfare, indictable offence, hybrid offence, arrest, charged with a crime, cut off welfare, reconsideration, appeal, financial help