Online applications are now open for provincial BC Recovery Benefit.
An estimated 3.7 million individuals and families, or 90% of all BC adults, are eligible for the benefit.
$1,000 for families with annual incomes under $125,000. Families earning up to $175,000 will qualify for a reduced benefit amount. Single-parent families also qualify for these benefit amounts.
$500 for single people with annual incomes under $62,500.
Single people earning up to $87,500 will qualify for a reduced benefit amount.
To apply online, British Columbians can visit: gov.bc.ca/recoverybenefit
For those without access to a computer or the internet, starting Monday, Dec. 21, call centre agents will be available to assist people who need help applying or those who want to apply over the phone:
The toll-free number is: 1 833 882-0020
Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays), from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific time)
Up to 350 call centre agents will be available for the first week of applications to help answer questions or complete applications over the phone.
People are encouraged to apply online to avoid any potential delays.
To apply and be eligible for the one-time, tax-free benefit, people must have been a resident of British Columbia on Friday, Dec. 18.
People can apply until June 2021.