Apply for the COVID-19 Relief Fund for residential customers

The COVID-19 Relief Fund provides eligible residential customers who’ve stopped working due to COVID-19 with up to three months of bill credit. This is a temporary program available from April 1 to June 30, 2020.

To receive the credit, you need to submit an application and be approved for the program. If you are approved, the bill credit will be automatically applied to your account.

Before you apply, make sure that you meet the eligibility criteria. We recommend that you have your most recent BC Hydro bill on hand for reference while you apply. You can apply until June 30, 2020.

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Contact information


If you answered No, you are not eligible. This application form is for residential BC Hydro customers only. If you are a business BC Hydro customer, learn about our COVID-19 Relief Fund for small businesses.


Generic email addresses (e.g. are not accepted. Please use an individual email address (e.g.

*We can't accept generic addresses (e.g.
Please use an individual address (e.g.

e.g. 6044320432 or +16044320432 or +442012340432

Personal circumstances

A person who has stopped working means an individual who has, or will be, qualified to receive the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, the B.C. Emergency Benefit for Workers, or Employment Insurance.


If you answered No, you are not eligible. This program is only available for customers who have stopped working due to COVID-19. If you are still working but are having trouble paying your BC Hydro bills, learn about other options.


Please enter the name of the person.

Supporting document

To apply, you must upload a document to prove that you're eligible for the program. The document needs to indicate that COVID-19 is the reason you've stopped working and your name must be visible.

Approval for Employment Insurance
Approval for the B.C. Emergency Benefit for Workers (when it becomes available)
Other (e.g. record of employment, notice of termination, image of CERB deposit to your bank account with your name visible)

Accepted file formats: .JPG, .PDF, .PNG
Maximum file size: 5 MB

² The document needs to prove that you're eligible for the program and that COVID-19 is the reason you've stopped working. We will update our processes as the Canada Emergency Response Benefit and the B.C. Emergency Benefit for Workers provides more information.

Declaration and agreement

By submitting an application for the COVID-19 Relief Fund, I declare that the information, including the document proof, I have provided in this application is true, correct and complete to the best of my knowledge, and I am willing and able, upon request, to be contacted by BC Hydro or its authorized representative to audit or evaluate the COVID-19 Relief Fund or to provide any other documents that may be required by BC Hydro to verify the information provided in the application.
I have read, understand and agree to the terms and conditions.


For the purposes of deciding the applicant's eligibility for the COVID-19 Grant and evaluating the COVID-19 Relief Fund for Residential Customers, BC Hydro collects, uses, and discloses the applicant's personal information in accordance with its mandate under the Hydro and Power Authority Act and under the authority of section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. BC Hydro may use the applicant's information, including any personal information, as disclosed, as well as any data respecting billing, bill payments, energy use and consumption at the Residential Address, for the purposes of administrating and evaluating the COVID-19 Relief for Residential Customers. Additionally, BC Hydro may disclose the applicant's personal information to other provincial government agencies and institutions to verify any information that is provided as part of the application. For any questions about how the personal information is handled, please contact BC Hydro's Customer Service representative at 1 800 BCHYDRO (1 800 224 9376).