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A quick list of the financial aid available in B.C. during the COVID-19 crisis

Many British Columbians are facing a loss of income, daunting bills, and uncertainty about their return to work as the COVID-19 crisis continues to control life as we know it.

Here are some emergency resources and funding available to help people feeling the financial effects of Covid-19.

- The Canada Emergency Response Benefit, a taxable benefit of $2,000 a month for up to four months to eligible workers who have lost their income due to COVID-19:

- The B.C. Climate Action Tax Credit, an additional one-time payment to be made in July 2020 on top of the regular climate action tax credit amount for qualifying individuals (up to $218) and families (up to $564):

The B.C. Emergency Benefit for Workers, a tax-free, one time $1,000 payment for B.C. residents whose ability to work has been affected due to COVID-19:

- B.C. Temporary Rental Supplement (BC-TRS) Program, up to $500/month towards your rent, paid directly to your landlord:

- B.C. Hydro COVID-19 Relief Fund, up to 3 months credit to get money off your hydroelectric bills:

- Enhanced Goods and Services Tax Credit (GSTC) - You will get the extra payment amount automatically if you normally receive the GST/HST credit and have filed a 2018 tax return. Payments were issued on April 9, 2020, and you have until June 1st to file your return:

- B.C. Financial Support Programs (ICBC deferral, student loan deferral & other programs aimed at supporting individuals affected by Covid-19):

Remember - if you have been laid off and are called back to work - you must return or face losing your entitlement to many of these benefits.

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