You may be able to get a Clothing Supplement if all the following apply to you:
- You are getting income assistance, disability assistance or hardship assistance
- Clothing is not provided in the facility you live in
- No funds are available from your comforts allowance to purchase the clothing
- No resources are available to the recipient’s family unit to pay for the clothing
If you live in Community Living BC-contracted residential facilities, you cannot get the clothing supplement. Clients in these facilities are expected to budget for their clothing needs. However, as is the case for all other recipients, clients can request a crisis supplement for clothing.
To apply, meet with your Employment and Assistance Worker (EAW) who will review your eligibility, give you the forms you need, and process your request.
If you are deemed ineligible for the Clothing Supplement, your EAW will explain the reason(s) for this and clearly explain the options available, including information on the reconsideration process.