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.

May include those awaiting Employment Insurance benefits, involved in strikes or lockouts, families with dependent children, applicants over 65 and persons with disabilities who have assets in excess of specified exemption levels, or persons awaiting other income.

For more information about Harship Allocance go to the website. For general information about Income Assistance go to . and for information on the application process go to:

A Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation program.

Address / Contact Info

BC Employment and Income Assistance Services

Phone Numbers

Toll-free: 1-866-866-0800

Web Links

This program was last updated on 06 Mar 2017.