Guide: The BC Recovery Benefit


The BC Recovery Benefit is a one-time, tax-free payment up to $1000 for eligible families and single parents who are principle caregiver of at least one child less than 19 years old, and up to $500 for eligible individuals. As B.C. Emergency Benefit for Workers, applicants must provide 2019 income tax data to receive the benefit.

The amount you will be eligible for is calculating based on your net income when you are applying:

$1000 for eligible families and single parents with net income up to $125,000, reduced benefit for the net income higher up to $175,000.

$500 for eligible individuals with net income up to $62,500, a reduced benefit for higher net income up to $87,500.


Who are eligible:


Generally, the benefit is available to people:

  • Who are residents of B.C. on December 18, 2020. You’re likely a resident of B.C. on December 18, 2020, if you lived in the province on that date.

  • $1000 for eligible families and single parents with net income up to $125,000, a reduced benefit for the net income higher up to $175,000.

  • Who filed a 2019 Canadian personal income tax return. Benefit eligibility is based on net income from your 2019 tax return.

  • Who has a valid social insurance number, individual tax number or temporary tax number


What you need to apply:


· Net income from your 2019 tax return

· Social insurance number

· Driver's licence number (If you have you must provide)

· Mailing address

· Direct deposit information (The benefit will only be issued by direct deposit)

Even if people qualify, there are some additional requirements for the process, as the government is asking for more supporting documents, and they have to be submitted before 30 days of receiving the notice, for example:

1. In order to confirm that the person was a BC resident, it is necessary to submit at least 2 of these documents, those documents must show name and address, including December 18, 2020 in the date range: Bank statements, Phone bill, Utility bill, Credit card statements, House insurance or renewal

2. To verify net income: All pages of the most recent 2019 Canadian tax return notice of assessment or reassessment.

3. One piece of valid identification: Canadian passport, Driver's licence, permanent residence card, Canadian citizenship card, BC service card, Nexus card. BCID, certificate of Indian status.


How to apply:


There isn’t any need to upload any documents in the first stage of applying, but If you’re asked to submit additional documents to support your application including your case Id, you can submit them in two ways by mailing or uploading online which is on the website.

Applications are open until June 30, 2021. Applying online is the fastest way to get your payment. When your application approved you will receive your payment within 5 business days.

There isn’t any need to upload any documents in the first stage of applying, but If you’re asked to submit additional documents to support your application including your case Id, you can submit them in two ways by mailing or uploading online which is on the website.


You can read more details here


Last updated December 23

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