Increased BC Family Benefit here to stay

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  • VICTORIA More than 285,000 families throughout B.C. will see bigger
    payments in their bank accounts starting this month, thanks to the
    permanently increased BC Family Benefit.


    “Global inflation and higher interest rates continue to be hard on many families
    right now,” said Grace Lore, Minister of State for Child Care. “The BC Family
    Benefit is one way we’re helping families provide the food, clothes and
    opportunities their kids need to have the best start possible.”


    The BC Family Benefit is a regular monthly payment from the provincial
    government. Eligibility is based on income and number of children. The
    benefit reaches families with yearly earnings below $106,908 with one child
    and $143,783 with three children.


    As of July 2023, the benefit increased by an additional $250 per year for a
    twoparent family of four and as much as $750 for a singleparent family with
    two children. Approximately 95% of singleparent families in B.C. get the
    benefit, with payments averaging $2,254 over the year.


    “While we can’t control global forces, we can lower costs for people and take
    some pressure off families,” said Katrine Conroy, Minister of Finance. “The
    increase to the BC Family Benefit, the expanded climate action tax credit,
    record investments in child care, and free contraception for everyone in B.C.
    These are just some of the actions we’re taking to put more money in people’s
    pockets.”


    Other recent measures the Province has delivered to save people money
    include a new credit for renters coming in 2024, a rent cap below this year’s
    inflation, and increases to the BC Family Benefit for the first three months of
    2023. (news.gov.bc.ca)

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