Ministry of Social Development & Poverty Reduction
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Income Assistance During the Wildfires
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The Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction focuses on providing British Columbians in need with a system of supports to help them achieve their social and economic potential.
- Income and Disability Assistance Rate Increases
Information about income and disability rate increases effective October 1, 2017 (September 20, 2017 payment).
- Payment Dates
The current schedule for income and disability assistance payment dates.
- Supports and Services for People with Disabilities
Resources and services for people with disabilities from ministries across government.
- Transition Planning for Youth and Young Adults
A system of supports to better meet the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
- Single Parent Employment Initiative
Help for eligible single parents receiving income and disability assistance to secure sustainable employment.
Providing people of all abilities with the opportunity to live full, inclusive lives.
- Social Innovation
Addressing social and environmental challenges in new ways.
- BC Employment Assistance Policy and Procedure Manual
Access detailed employment and assistance information and legislation.
- Income Assistance
Apply for B.C. Employment and Assistance (BCEA).
- Disability Assistance
Apply for Persons with Disabilities Assistance.
- My Self Serve
Secure online access to income and disability assistance programs and services in B.C.
Committed to help British Columbians successfully navigate B.C.’s labour market.
- Bus Pass
A reduced cost, annual bus pass for low income seniors and individuals receiving disability assistance.