Province extends $300 temporary crisis supplement

The Province of BC is extending the temporary $300 crisis supplement for recipients of the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) benefit and provincial income assistance (IA).

The supplement will continue to be automatically applied to cheques issued Sept. 23, Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16.

The Province’s news release also clarifies that the recently announced $600 federal crisis supplement will be fully exempt for people currently receiving provincial assistance. This one-time crisis supplement will be issued to recipients of the Canada Pension Plan or Quebec Pension Plan disability benefits, disability supports provided by Veterans Affairs Canada and disability tax credit certificate holders.

For more information, read the Province’s news release: