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Responding to COVID-19 - Castlegar, Grand Forks, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, Salmo, Trail

Community Health Message posted: 03-Apr-2020 3:00 PM PDT

KB FETCH is continuing to include information about services and resources that might be helpful to Kootenay Boundary residents and communities.
We are posting lists of resources and updates for communities as well as adding specific changes to individual program pages
Put "COVID-19" in the search bar below to find this information.
Before trying to access a service, we suggest that you phone or email before going to the location.
Please contact us if you have information about a local service or community response to COVID-19 that you think we should add.
Many thanks to all who are working so hard to help us all get through this difficult time!

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Basic Needs / Support - Financial / Income Assistance - Income Assistance Programs

Income Assistance - Hardship Assistance

Time limited, generally repayable, assistance available to those who are not eligible for income assistance due to a variety of circumstances and who have proven that all other funding sources have been exhausted.more info

Address / Contact Info
BC Employment and Income Assistance Services
Toll-free: 1-866-866-0800
Web Links Website

Income Assistance - Immediate Needs Process

The 3 week waiting period before getting an appointment to apply for income assistance may be waived under certain circumstances that would cause the person, or the person's family, undue hardship.more info

Address / Contact Info
BC Employment and Income Assistance Services
Toll-free: 1-866-866-0800
Web Links Website

Income Assistance - Persistent Multiple Barriers to Employment: (PPMB)

Available to individuals who have received income assistance for 12 of the last 15 months and have severe multiple barriers to employment and meet other criteria. more info

Address / Contact Info
BC Employment and Income Assistance Services
Toll-free: 1-866-866-0800
Web Links Website

Income Assistance - Persons with Disabilities

Available to eligible persons with serious, long-term mental or physical disabilities who are not expected to gain complete financial independence through employment.more info

Address / Contact Info
BC Employment and Income Assistance Services
Toll-free: 1-866-866-0800
Web Links Website

Income Assistance - Regular

Regular, temporary income assistance is available to persons who, for a variety of reasons, are unemployed and have few financial resources, but who are capable of eventual financial independence through employment.more info

Address / Contact Info
BC Employment and Income Assistance Services
Toll-free: 1-866-866-0800
Web Links Website

Supplementary Assistance

A variety of supplementary benefits and supports are available depending on category of income assistance being received.more info

Address / Contact Info
BC Employment and Income Assistance Services
Toll-free: 1-866-866-0800
Web Links Website