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Home > Services > Emergency Management > Disaster Financial Assistance Program

Disaster Financial Assistance Program

Assistance is available to qualifying homeowners, residential tenants (renters), small businesses, farm owners, charital organizations and local government bodies that incurred more than $1,000 of uninsurable damage during a major emergency. 

Assistance is limited to providing 80 percent of allowable items that are considered essential to a home, livelihood or community service, for the portion of the claim that exceeds $1,000.

To apply for financial assistance, individuals must complete and return an Application for Disaster Financial Assistance. Application forms are available from the Provincial Emergency Program (PEP) web site at:

or from Government Agent Offices, most local government offices, PEP Regional Offices or by calling the PEP Recovery Office in Victoria at 1 - 888 - 257 - 4777

Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General,Provincial Emergency Program,

PO Box 9201 Stn Prov Gov't, Victoria , BC, V8W 9J1