Income Assistance (IA)



Income Assistance is the welfare program in British Columbia.

The Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction (MSDPR) provides financial support to low or no income individuals through a variety of statuses including regular employable Income Assistance,  Persons with Persistent Multiple Barriers (PPMB) and Persons with Disabilities (PWD).

Applying can be complex and the system has a lot of rules. Please see our related videos and answers to commonly asked questions regarding income assistance. Also take a look at our resources section that provides a rate chart that outlines eligibility amounts and asset limits.

Feel free to refer to our Benefits Rate table for a breakdown on how much an applicant may be eligible for.

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