You may be able to get this support if you or your family are getting income assistance, disability assistance, or hardship assistance and you need identification to:
- Be eligible for income or disability assistance
- Access services in British Columbia or for a similar purpose in British Columbia (for example community participation or for job/school applications).
Eligibility for supplements is generally determined through talking with staff of the Ministry Social Development and Poverty Reduction.
To get this benefit, meet with your Employment and Assistance Worker (EAW) who will review your eligibility, and give you the forms you need to fill out and process your request.
If you are deemed ineligible for the Identification Supplement, your EAW will explain the reason(s) for this and clearly explain the options available, including information on the reconsideration process.