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 plain language booklet tells you what you need to know when you're on welfare, including:
It also includes where to get help if you have a problem getting your welfare payment.
When You're on Welfare is the third booklet in the series Your Welfare Rights. The other booklets are How to Apply for Welfare and Welfare Benefits. The series replaces the booklet Your Welfare Rights: A Guide to BC Employment and Assistance.Your Welfare Rights — September 2019 Update
This online fact sheet gives general information about changes to some welfare rules since the booklets in the Your Welfare Rights series were published. The fact sheet describes changes that are now in effect, and lists changes that might not be in effect until early 2020.