Families across the province including those in the north will have a little more money in their pockets this month.
Starting today (Friday), the first of three BC Family Benefit payments will be made.
The credit will provide an additional $350 from January to March for a family that has two children.
“With the rising cost of living due to global inflation and the day-to-day expenses that come with raising children, we know times are stressful,” said Katrine Conroy, Minister of Finance. “We’re here to help the parents who need it most with a little extra money to hopefully help take a bit of pressure off the family budget.”
Approximately three-quarters of families will receive the enhanced credit while 84% do obtain at least an additional $50 per month, per child.
In September of 2022, the province introduced cost of living support due to rising inflation, and food and fuel prices.