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My Self Serve (MySS) provides online access to income and disability assistance for residents of British Columbia.

If you are not currently in receipt of income or disability assistance, My Self Serve will guide you through the Application for Assistance. If you need help with your application contact the ministry at 1-866-866-0800.

If you are currently in receipt of income or disability assistance, My Self Serve will allow you to securely access your current information online. For example, you can view personal messages from the ministry, submit your monthly report, and upload forms.

To all Ministry Clients:  On December 8th, the Province of BC introduced the following:

BC Recovery Benefit – Issued by Ministry of Finance

The tax-free BC Recovery Benefit will help up to 3.7 million individuals and families by providing:

  • $1,000 for families with incomes under $125,000. 
  • $500 for single people earning less than $62,500. 

Ministry clients are eligible for the BC Recovery Benefit. Clients must declare this income on their monthly reports even though it is exempt.

Starting December 18th, 2020:  Online Application process opens at gov.bc.ca/recoverybenefit

Starting December 21st, 2020:  Telephone Application process opens at 1-833-882-0020

For more information on eligibility requirements and how to apply, please go to gov.bc.ca/recoverybenefit

The BC Recovery Benefit is based on your 2019 Income Tax. For Ministry clients who have not or cannot file their income tax for 2019, a modified application process will be available in the new year. The deadline to apply for the BC Recovery Benefit is June 30, 2021.

BC Recovery Supplement – Issued by Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction

The last payment dates of the $300 temporary COVID-19 Crisis Supplement are December 16, 2020 (for January benefit month) and December 22, 2020 for seniors receiving senior’s supplement. 

The BC Recovery Supplement of $150 per adult per month starts in January 2021 and will automatically be added to cheques issued January through March 2021 (February through April benefit months).

If you are receiving federal benefits, including the Canada Recovery Benefits (CRB, CRSB, CRCB) or Employment Insurance (EI), you will not be eligible for the BC Recovery Supplement.