Medical Services Plan of BC -
In British Columbia, the
amount you pay for medical coverage is based on family size and income.
From January to December 2010
monthly rates are $57 for one person, $102 for a family of two and $114
for a family of three or more. Effective January 2011, monthly rates are
$60.50 for one person, $109 for a family of two and $121 for a family of
three or more.
There are two types of
assistance to pay your medical premiums: regular and temporary.
Regular Premium Assistance
Regular premium assistance
offers subsidies ranging from 20% to 100%, based on an individual's net
income (or a couple's combined net income) for the preceding tax year,
less deductions for age, family size and disability. Rates can be found
Temporary premium assistance
offers a 100% subsidy for a short term based on unexpected financial
For more information:
Ministry of Health
Regular Premium Assistance Temporary
More information on Financial Assistance
Rental Assistance Program
Provides eligible low-income,
working families with cash to help with their monthly rent payments.
Are you over 60 and need help with paying
rent? Apply today for assistance.