Financial Supports are supports provided to or on behalf of a client to allow participation in WorkBC Employment Services or to begin a new job.
Financial Supports are intended to assist clients with eligible costs in situations where clients lack the resources to cover all or part of the cost themselves. Financial Supports are not intended to cover all of a client's expenses and clients are expected to contribute to the level of their financial ability.
Eligibility for financial supports will depend on a number of factors including:
- Type of service being received, e.g. Skill Enhancement, Customized Employment, Job Search, etc.
- Self-Serve vs. Case-Managed Client
- Financial need of client
- Client type, i.e., Employment Insurance Clients (EI), BC Employment Assistance Clients (BCEA), and General Clients
Possible supports that may be provided to clients based on above eligibility criteria could include:
- Living costs
- Essential work clothing, supplies and tools
- Personal grooming & hygiene
- Program participation
- Job Search or Job Start
- Dependent Care