On December 1st 2018, several important changes were introduced by the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction regarding crisis supplements:
- The maximum amount of a crisis supplement for food has increased from $20 to $40 per person per month.
- There is no longer a limit on the amount of crisis supplements a person or family unit can request in a calendar year.
The crisis supplements for clothing and shelter amounts remain unchanged:
- The maximum clothing crisis supplement is $100 per person per year (with a maximum of $400 per family unit per year)
- The shelter crisis supplement is restricted to the actual cost up to the maximum shelter allowance can be issues (for example: a single person has a shelter supplement of $375 then the maximum shelter crisis supplement that can be issued in this case would be $375).
For more information on crisis supplements and the recent changes, please visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/policies-for-government/bcea-policy-and-procedure-manual/general-supplements-and-programs/crisis-supplement