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Your Welfare Rights: a guide to BC employment and assistance

Author and Resource Info: 
Legal Services Society, February 2010, 146 pp

From the Introduction:

This booklet is for people in British Columbia who need welfare. Welfare is money and/or other benefits that the provincial government gives to people who are in need. There are rules about who can get these benefits. The Ministry of Housing and Social Development (MHSD) takes applications and administers welfare benefits in BC. We refer to MHSD as “the ministry” in this booklet. (It used to be called the Ministry of Employment andIncome Assistance, or MEIA.)