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Emergency support extended for B.C.'s most vulnerable amid Covid-19 situation

BY , Aug 17, 2020 7:42 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

The BC government has announced a four month extension to its temporary crisis supplement for people on income or disability assistance.

The funds also cover low-income seniors affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Poverty Reduction Minister Shane Simpson says B-C's restart plan is beginning to help some sectors affected by the pandemic, but low- or no-income people remain disproportionately affected.

Payments will continue to be automatically added to assistance cheques through to December 16th and those eligible for the three-hundred dollar per month supplement must not be receiving other pandemic-related benefits like the Canada Emergency Response Benefit.

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