Social Development FAQs

What is Social Assistance?

SA is money & other benefits for people who are in need of financial help, they have no other reasonable way of getting money.

What is a Family Unit?

Family Unit is when you share the same house together, spend your time together, and share your income.

What is Shelter Allowance?

Shelter Allowance covers the actual housing costs, and there is a maximum payment amount. Your costs may include, rent, hydro, wood, phone, housing loan payments, and mortgage.

When & Where do I apply for Social Assistance?

At the Band Office receptionist, she books all appointments. 250.949. 8343.

What do you bring to an appointment at the Social Assistance office?

  • Picture Identification
  • Care Card
  • Social Insurance Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • Bank Statements
  • Identification for all members of your family
  • Employment Insurance Documents
  • Pay stubs
  • Phone, Rental & Hydro Bills

Why was I turned down for Social Assistance?

You may be turned down for assistance if you quit your job, you were fired, don’t have id’s, aren’t actively looking for work, aren’t living on the reserve, haven’t applied for UIC, you are living together, you earned monies over and above assistance.

What do I do if I was turned down for Social Assistance?

If you are turned down you can appeal the process. You may request an Administration Review and Appeal Form from Patricia Dawson.

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