Eligibility for Home & Community Care
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Learn the requirements

If you or a family member want to receive Home & Community services, you must meet the eligibility requirements outlined below. 

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for these services you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status (be a landed immigrant or are on a Minister’s permit approved by the Ministry of Health Services)  
  • Require care:
    • after you have been released from the hospital, 
    • at home to prevent you from going to the hospital, or 
    • for a life limiting illness

Additional eligibility requirements for some services

You must meet additional eligibility requirements for some of our services such as home support, assisted living, adult day services and residential care, including:    

  • Be 19 years of age or older 
  • Have lived in British Columbia for three months 
  • Be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status (be a landed immigrant or are on a Minister’s permit approved by the Ministry of Health Services) 
  • Be unable to function independently because of chronic, health-related problems or have been diagnosed by a doctor with an end-stage illness

For more information on exceptions to eligibility criteria, contact your local Home & Community Care office.

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