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The one-time, tax-free payment of $1,000 for B.C. Residents

The B.C. Recovery Benefit is a one-time, tax-free payment of:

  • $1,000 for families with incomes under $125,000. Families earning up to $175,000 will qualify for a reduced benefit amount. Single-parent families also qualify for these benefit amounts.
  • $500 for single people earning less than $62,500. Single people earning up to $87,500 will qualify for a reduced benefit amount.

Who is Eligible?

Generally, the benefit is available to people:

  • Residing in British Columbia on December 18th, 2020.
  • Who are at least 19 years old on December 18th, 2020.
  • Who filed a 2019 Canadian personal income tax return.

Visit the B.C. Recovery Benefit website for full details and to apply online.

You can apply by phone at 1-833-882-0020. Lines are open Monday to Friday, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, excluding statutory holidays.

As of March 10th, 2021: B.C. Recovery Benefit call centre staff are now able to provide basic information about your application status. You can call toll-free at 1-833-882-0020.

You need to apply by June 30th, 2021.

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