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Latest e-newsletter: New BC Welfare Rules and More

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Last Monday, the BC government announced some small changes to income and disability allowances as the first pillar in their “Families First” campaign. While there is no raise in the welfare rates, positive changes include the re-introduction of the earnings exemption, an increased assets exemption, and the removal of time limits. Most concerning is the extension of the “work search” from three weeks to five…

Read more in the latest e-newsletter: New BC Welfare Rules, Still Worst Poverty Rate in Canada, Queer and Transgender Poverty, and more news and updates