Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) is now available to B.C. residents in Cache Creek, Ashcroft and the Bonaparte Indian Band, who were affected by landslides from Aug. 2 to 12.
The B.C. government announced the expansion of application dates to include Areas E, J and I of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District in a media release Wednesday morning.
“DFA is available to homeowners, residential tenants, small business owners, farmers, charitable organizations and local government bodies who were unable to obtain insurance to cover disaster-related losses.”
The application for assistance can be found here. Applications must be submitted to Emergency Management BC by Dec. 14
Applicants should be aware of the following:
- Financial assistance is provided for each accepted claim at 80 per cent of the amount of total eligible damage exceeding $1,000, to a maximum claim of $300,000.
- Claims may be made in more than one category (example: homeowner and farm owner).
- A homeowner or residential tenant must show that the home is their principal residence.
- Seasonal or recreational properties, hot tubs, patios, pools, garden tools, landscaping, luxury items (like jewellery, fur coats and collectables) and recreational items (like bicycles) are not eligible for assistance.
- Small-business owners and farm owners must demonstrate it is their primary source of income.
- Charitable organizations must provide a benefit of service to the community at large.