BC Income Assistance Rate Table

Please note the rates were effective June 1, 2007, 9 years ago. The abusive rates don’t meet the needs of BC citizens. My youngest child and I live in a ground floor 2 bedroom apartment that was found for me by a homeless advocate. Rent of $800/month is taken directly from my Social Services cheque before I see the balance of $170.58. I am still responsible for our utilities, phone, transportation costs, my dental, clothing, and food. My BC Employment and Assistance cheque states my Shelter Portion is $570/mo which is the Shelter Maximum for 2 people shown below. I don’t receive any child care because my abusive husband is avoiding being served. This is causing an enormous amount of anxiety to families and pressure on Food Banks to meet the needs of BC’s most financially vulnerable citizens. Click here or the pdf file to learn more.

 

Effective: June 1, 2007

The asterisk indicates the most recent rate table changes
Support Rate Shelter
Maximum
Unit
Size
A B C D E F G H
1 *$235.00 $282.92 N/A $531.42 N/A N/A N/A *N/A *$375.00
2 $307.22 $452.06 *$375.58 $700.56 $949.06 *$672.08 *$423.58 *$396.22 *$570.00
3 $401.06 *$546.06 *$375.58 *$794.56 *$1043.06 *$672.08 *$423.58 *$490.06 *$660.00
4 $401.06 *$546.06 *$375.58 *$794.56 *$1043.06 *$672.08 *$423.58 *$490.06 *$700.00
5 $401.06 *$546.06 *$375.58 *$794.56 *$1043.06 *$672.08 *$423.58 *$490.06 *$750.00
6 $401.06 *$546.06 *$375.58 *$794.56 *$1043.06 *$672.08 *$423.58 *$490.06 *$785.00
7 $401.06 *$546.06 *$375.58 *$794.56 *$1043.06 *$672.08 *$423.58 *$490.06 *$820.00

Notes:

  • All rates are monthly.
  • In addition to the support allowance, families receive a monthly payment for each child under 19 years of age. Families receive either:
    • a federally administered payment that is comprised of the British Columbia Basic Family Bonus and the National Child Benefit Supplement, which are collectively known as the Family Bonus under the BCEA legislation;
    • a top-up amount from the ministry if their Family Bonus payment is less than the Family Bonus top-up supplement rates in the General Supplements rate table or the child is ineligible for the federal payment.
  • Families of two or more that include someone on Old Age Security (OAS) are entitled to a maximum shelter rate for the family size.
  • Shelter increments continue to increase by an additional $35 for each additional dependant after unit size 7.
The asterisk indicates the most recent rate table changes
Key Effective April 1, 2007, rates for:
A Employable singles, couples, and two-parent families where all adults are under 65 years of age.
B Singles, couples, and two-parent families where all adults meet the Persons with Persistent Multiple Barriers (PPMB) criteria and all are under 65.
C Employable one-parent families where the parent is under 65.
D Singles, couples, and two-parent families where one adult is aged 65 years or older.
E Couples and two-parent families where both adults are aged 65 years or older.
F One-parent families where the parent is aged 65 or older.
G One-parent families where the parent meets the Persons with Persistent Multiple Barriers (PPMB) criteria and is under 65.
H *Couples and two-parent families where one adult meets the PPMB criteria and all are under 65.

 

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