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Published January 17, 2023

One-Time Top-Up to the Canada Housing Benefit Now Available

As of December 12, 2022, Canadians can now apply for the new one-time top-up of the Canada Housing Benefit. Intended to support low-income renters with the cost of renting, eligible individuals may receive a tax-free, one-time payment of $500. Applicants do not need to receive other housing benefits such as the Canada Housing Benefit.

Applications are open until Friday, March 31, 2023. For more information about the eligibility criteria, the application process, and how to receive the payment, visit here.

Seniors Abuse & Information Line (SAIL)

SAIL is a confidential means for seniors to speak to a professional intake worker about issues that affect their well-being, receive information, or learn about our programs. Call 604-437-1940 or Toll-Free at 1-866-437-1940 weekdays 8am to 8pm. Language interpretation is available. 

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Seniors First BC’s services are funded through our valued funders and donors.
Law Foundation
British Columbia


Seniors First BC is a charitable, non-profit society that provides information, advocacy, and support to seniors across BC who are dealing with issues affecting their well-being.

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