CERB Eligibility change: if you have received $5000 or more in non-eligible dividends, you are now eligible to apply for the $2000/month benefit. Previously, dividends were not considered eligible income for CERB purposes.
BC Emergency Benefit for Workers: Applications open on May 1 online for this one time $1000 benefit. You must have been receiving the CERB to get this benefit, and you must have your 2019 taxes filed.
BC Temporary Rent Supplement Program:
What is it: a benefit of $500 for a family or $300 for an individual
Who is eligible:
- Your 2019 income must be less than $74150 for an individual OR $113040 for a family
- As a result of COVID-19, you must be receiving either EI or the CERB or have a 25% drop in monthly household employment income.
How to apply: the tenant starts the application; it gets approved by BC Housing; then the landlord will get an email from BC Housing to complete the application.
More info here: https://www.bchousing.org/BCTRS