Disaster financial assistance coming for people impacted by B.C. floods

File photo
Latest Oceanside News
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email

Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) is available for eligible British Columbians affected by flooding and landslides from Nov. 14-16.

This assistance includes all Indigenous communities, electoral areas and municipalities in the province’s southwest, central and southeast areas and Vancouver Island, according to a release from the provincial government.

DFA is available to homeowners, residential tenants, business owners, local governments, Indigenous communities, farmers and charitable organizations that were unable to obtain insurance to cover disaster-related losses. 

Residents should check with their insurance companies before applying, the province said.

Financial assistance of 80 per cent of the amount of eligible total damage will be provided to claims between $1,000– $300,000.

Claims may be made in more than one category. A homeowner or residential tenant must show that the home is their principal residence.

Not eligible for the assistance are seasonal or recreational properties, hot tubs, patios, pools, garden tools, landscaping, luxury items and recreational items.

Small business owners and farm owners must demonstrate that their farms and businesses are their primary source of income.

Applications must be submitted to Emergency Management BC (EMBC) by Feb. 12, 2022.

Oceanside News Parksville Qualicum Beach
Please help share this story and Oceanside News:
Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on email
Email

Comments

Keep up with the Latest Buzz

Soon we’ll be launching an Oceanside News email edition. 

“Bee” the first to know about it by signing up below:

We value your privacy. Your email address will not be shared with 3rd parties and you can unsubscribe at any time.