Hardship Assistance Rate Table

Hardship Support

Effective: October 1, 2017

The asterisk indicates the most recent rate table changes
Family Unit Composition Age of Applicant or Recipient Maximum Amount of Support
Sole applicant/recipient and no dependent children Applicant/recipient is under 65 years of age *$335.00
Sole applicant/recipient and no dependent children Applicant/recipient is under 65 years of age and a person who has persistent multiple barriers to employment *$382.92
Sole applicant/recipient and no dependent children Applicant/recipient is 65 or more years of age *$631.42
Sole applicant/recipient and one or more dependent children Applicant/recipient is under 65 years of age *$475.58
Sole applicant/recipient and one or more dependent children Applicant/recipient is under 65 years of age and a person who has persistent multiple barriers to employment *$523.58
Sole applicant/recipient and one or more dependent children Applicant/recipient is 65 or more years of age *$772.08
Two applicants/recipients and no dependent children Both applicants/recipients are under 65 years of age *$407.22
Two applicants/recipients and no dependent children One applicant/recipient is a person who has persistent multiple barriers to employment, the other is not a person who has persistent multiple barriers and both applicants/recipients are under 65 years of age *$496.22
Two applicants/recipients and no dependent children Both applicants/recipients are under 65 years of age and both have persistent multiple barriers to employment *$552.06
Two applicants/recipients and no dependent children One applicant/recipient is under 65 years of age and the other is 65 or more years of age *$800.56
Two applicants /recipients and no dependent children Both applicants/recipients are 65 or more years of age *$1,049.06
Two applicants/recipients and one or more dependent children Both applicants/recipients are under 65 years of age *$501.06
Two applicants/recipients and one or more dependent children One applicant/recipient is a person who has persistent multiple barriers to employment, the other is not a person who has persistent multiple barriers and both applicants/recipients are under 65 years of age *$590.06
Two applicants/recipients and one or more dependent children Both applicants/recipients are under 65 years of age and both have persistent multiple barriers to employment $646.06
Two applicants/recipients and one or more dependent children One applicant/recipient is under 65 years of age and the other is 65 or more years of age $894.56
Two applicants/recipients and one or more dependent children Both applicants/recipients are 65 or more years of age *$1,143.06
 

Hardship Shelter

Size of Family Unit Maximum Shelter Allowance
1 person $375
2 persons $570
3 persons $660
4 persons $700
5 persons $750
6 persons $785
7 persons $820
8 persons $855
9 persons $890
10 persons $925
 

Notes:

  • All rates are monthly.
  • In addition to the support allowance, families may also receive a monthly payment for each child under 19 years of age. For more information, see Child Benefits Top-up Supplement.
  • In cases where the family unit consists of a couple where one adult only receives OAS/GIS/Allowance and the Senior's Supplement and the family receives top up from BCEA, the system will automatically deduct these payments. Deductions are first taken from the family’s support portion, then the shelter portion. Any remaining entitlement will be paid by the system [for the OAS/GIS and Senior’s Supplement rates, see Rate Tables – Senior’s Supplement].

This webpage was last updated: October 1, 2017