Health Benefits has expanded infant eligibility to 24 months. This gives families more time to apply to Indigenous Services Canada for status numbers for their children. Children up to 24 months of age (two years old) can now access their benefits using an eligible parent or guardian's status number. Read more.
• A registered “Indian” as defined by the Indian Act, or the infant of an eligible parent; and • A resident of British Columbia.
• Are Canadian citizens or permanent residents,• Make their home in BC, and• Are physically present in BC at least six months in a calendar year.
• Moved to BC; • Turned 19;• Married or divorced; or• Had an employer pay MSP premiums on their behalf.
• Register the infant for Indian Status at a local band office or with Indigenous Services Canada (ISC); and• Once “Temporary Confirmation of Registration” is received, call Health Benefits at 1-855-550-5454 with the child’s new status number to complete the registration process.
1-855-550-5454 (Toll Free)
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