Details released on how to apply for B.C.’s COVID-19 recovery benefit

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British Columbians can apply for B.C.’s COVID-19 recovery benefit starting on Dec. 18.

Families with income under $125,000 will be eligible to receive $1,000 in a direct deposit from the government. Single people earning less than $62,500 will receive $500.

Finance minister announces B.C. recovery benefit applications will open Dec. 18

Finance minister announces B.C. recovery benefit applications will open Dec. 18 – Dec 8, 2020

The benefit is on a sliding scale with families earning between $125,000 and $175,000 qualifying for a reduced amount. For example, a family that makes $174,900 a year will receive a one-time benefit of $10.

The benefit will be based on what British Columbians made in 2019 rather than this year when many people have lost work due to the COVID-19 pandemic.