Emergency support for vulnerable people during COVID-19 continues
The Province is extending the provincial temporary crisis supplement for people on income or disability assistance and low-income seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As BC’s Restart Plan is creating signs of hope, low- or no-income people are still disproportionately affected by this pandemic,” said Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. “Further extending the crisis supplement will help alleviate some of the continuing pressures people are facing while trying to keep themselves and their families healthy and safe.”
For those who are not receiving federal benefits like the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, the Province’s temporary COVID-19 Crisis Supplement that has been provided since April will be extended for an additional four months.
No action is required from people. The temporary $300 crisis supplement will continue to be automatically applied to cheques distributed Sept. 23, Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16. This supplement will also continue to be provided to low-income seniors receiving the B.C. Senior’s Supplement and income assistance and disability recipients residing in special care facilities.
As well, the federal government recently announced a one-time $600 payment to recipients of federal disability benefits. These include Canada Pension Plan or Quebec Pension Plan disability benefits, disability supports provided by Veterans Affairs Canada and disability tax credit certificate holders. This federal benefit payment will be fully exempt for people currently receiving provincial assistance.
This is in addition to the previously announced exemptions for people on income and disability assistance who may be receiving the Canada Emergency Response Benefit or Canada Emergency Student Benefit. The exemptions remain in effect for the duration of these federal programs.
These measures are part of the B.C. government’s COVID-19 Action Plan to provide income supports, tax relief and direct funding for people, business and services.
For more information on supports for people on income or disability assistance, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/income-assistance/on-assistance/covid
For more information on the federal disability payment, visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html
Tue, Jan 26, 2021 at 3:12 pm - Bill Sundhu posted on their blog: BC Conservative MP’s Cathy McLeod & Dan Albas, stoke fear & division on CBC Daybreak Kamloops »
Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Raptor Ridge, Long Lake, and Long Pond
Sun, Jan 24, 2021 at 3:13 pm - John Smith created a new Profile
Fri, Jan 22, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: West Thompson Riverside Loop – Kamloops Trails
Tue, Jan 19, 2021 at 3:17 pm - David Suzuki posted on their blog: Net zero offers affordable path to climate stability
Tue, Jan 19, 2021 at 10:24 am - Darryl Schmidt posted a comment on Slow No Tempo Is Going Virtual For Their Third Annual Singing Valentines
Tue, Jan 19, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Exploring Sugarloaf Hill – Kamloops Trails
Sat, Jan 16, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: The Marsh and Giant Firs on Snowshoes
Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 11:09 am - Darryl Schmidt posted a comment on Grand Finale of the Kamloops Symphony’s “Running The Symphony” Initiative
Tue Jan 26 to Sun Jan 31 2021 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship
Thu Jan 28 to Sat Feb 20 “Life and Art Interrupted” by Deb Fong in the KAC Alcove Gallery
Fri Jan 29 Business – Student Mentorship Award Gala – AIMCanada TNC
Fri Jan 29 to Sat Feb 20 “In the Time of Solitude” by Tricia Sellmer and the Pond Painters in the KAC Main and Hallway Galleries
Fri Jan 29 to Sat Feb 20 “Heart Works” by Gail Clark in the KAC Vault Gallery
Thu Feb 11 Industry Roundtable – Hospitality
Fri Feb 12 Dinner & Comedy Show with Sophie Buddle
Sat Feb 13 Dinner & Comedy Show with Sophie Buddle
Sat Feb 20 Chamber Musicians of Kamloops Presents A Concert Full Of Passion
Sat Feb 20 Passions
Mon Feb 22 Chefs in the City Reimagined
Fri Feb 26 Speakers Jeremy Heighton, Jo Berry
Sat Mar 6 Kamloops Ambassador Society Father Daughter Ball
Fri Mar 12 Dinner & Comedy Show with Patrick Maliha