Hot off the Press: When You’re on Welfare: Rules and responsibilities

This plain language booklet tells you what you need to know when you’re on welfare, including:

·       what the ministry might ask you to do and how you might do those things,

·       what might happen if you don’t follow the ministry’s rules,

·       income and assets you can have and still get welfare,

·       your employment-related responsibilities, and

·       how to appeal a ministry decision.

It also includes where to get help if you have a problem getting your welfare payment.

When You’re on Welfare is illustrated with original drawings, and is the third booklet in the series Your Welfare Rights. The other two booklets are How to Apply for Welfare and Welfare Benefits.

The series replaces the booklet Your Welfare Rights: A Guide to BC Employment and Assistance.

When You’re on Welfare is available online and in print.

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