New emergency measures are in place for people on income assistance or disability assistance and seniors with low incomes. See the BC government website for details. See also Welfare and benefits Q&A on the Family Law in BC website.
This fact sheet is about how to apply for welfare online, using your computer or mobile phone. It gives an overview of the three stages involved:
C. Follow-up — What happens next
It explains the steps you follow at each stage:
The fact sheet expands on information printed in the booklet How to Apply for Welfare, which also describes how you can apply by phone or at ministry offices. The fact sheet and booklet are both part of the series Your Welfare Rights.