You may be able to get a security deposit may be provided to or for a if all of the following are true:
- Your family unit is eligible for income assistance, hardship assistance, or disability assistance.
- The security deposit is needed to enable the family unit to rent residential accommodation.
- You agree in writing to repay the security deposit amount.
- The security deposit is not more than half of 1 month’s rent for residential rental accommodation or half of the monthly housing charge for a housing unit owned by a cooperative association.
Eligibility for supplements is generally determined by meeting 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, give you the forms you need to fill out and process your request.
If you are deemed ineligible for the security deposit, your EAW will explain the reason(s) for this and clearly explain the options available, including information on the reconsideration process.