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Updated: November 14, 2022

Please see updated instructions regarding additional dependents.

  • for those requiring more room for dependents on the PDF or printed form, attach a second completed copy of the“Lax Kw’alaams Band Gift Application 2022” together with your first application
  • it is very important to have your complete contact information included on both forms, to ensure your gift is processed correctly

The Mayor and Council of the Lax Kw’alaams Band is pleased to announce a 1-time gift in the amount of $500 per member, to help start the New Year off in a good way.

Eligibility
Eligible applicants must be

  • Lax Kw’alaams Band members, registered as such on October 31, 2022
  • For minors under the age of 18 as of October 31, 2022 or at the time of applying, applications must be made by the parent or official guardian on their behalf
  • Individuals over the age of 18 as of October 31, 2022, must make their own application, either individually or with a spouse
  • Further documentation may be required if there is a shared custody arrangement in place

How to apply
All applicants must complete and provide to Lax Kw’alaams Band, either:

  • the attached fillable pdf “Lax Kw’alaams Band Gift Application 2022”,
    • for those requiring more room for dependents, attach a second completed copy of the“Lax Kw’alaams Band Gift Application 2022” together with your first application
    • It is very important to have your complete contact information included on both forms, to ensure your gift is processed correctly,
  • or, complete and submit the “Online Gift Application” available at https://laxkwalaams.ca
    • the “Online Gift Application” is currently under construction, and will be available soon

Only use one method to submit your gift application. Duplicate submissions will result in delays of processing your gift.

Lax Kw’alaams Band Gift Application (fillable PDF)

Please print clearly and fully complete to reduce delays in processing payments. Ensure your current and correct mailing address is included on the application as cheques will be mailed to most applicants.

Applications are available on-line at http://laxkwalaams.ca/, or under the “News” section. Alternatively, printed applications may be picked up at either the Lax Kw’alaams Band Office or Lax Kw’alaams Business Development in Prince Rupert. All applications must be either scanned and emailed to [email protected], faxed to 250-625-3246, or delivered to the Lax Kw’alaams Band or Lax Kw’alaams Business Development during normal business hours.

Deadline to apply is February 28, 2023.

Online Gift Application 2022

The Online Gift Application 2022 will be available soon on the Band’s website https://laxkwalaams.ca. Once available, the form will need to be completed in full, including all mandatory fields, and submitted online prior to February 28, 2023. Please keep an eye on our website and social media feeds for the Online Application 2022.

The Online Gift Application 2022 is provided as an alternative method of submitting your Band Gift Application, if you are unable to access a printed form, or fill out the PDF on your device.

Direct Deposit Option 
New Direct Deposit Applicants

  • To help expedite timely payments, the Lax Kw’alaams Band will this year offer a direct deposit option. New Direct Deposit applicants must include an authorized “Direct Deposit Form” issued by your bank for the account you wish the deposit to be made. Most financial institutions offer a pre-populated direct deposit form within their online banking sites. Alternatively, banks will provide these forms if you visit a branch and provide valid identification. Please ensure your direct deposit form includes your original signature.
  • A scanned version of your Direct Deposit Form will need to be emailed to [email protected] A photocopy or faxed copy will be required for any applications dropped off or faxed to the Band Office. Please ensure that your address is shown on the Direct Deposit Form for cross-referencing purposes.

Existing Direct Deposit Applicants

  • You are not required to resubmit your direct deposit information if:
    • you provided your direct deposit information last year (2021),
    • you received last year’s gift (2021) by direct deposit, and
    • your banking information has not changed.
  • If your banking information has changed, then please resubmit your direct deposit information, and check the applicable box on your application form.

Processing

Applications will be processed as they are received. It is critical that the information is complete and clearly legible. Due to the Christmas break Band office closure (dates TBD), it is anticipated that some applications will be processed in January 2023.

A receipt email will be sent to your submission email address once it is received by the Band. This does not include faxed applications or those dropped off directly at the Band Office or the Lax Kw’alaams Business Development office.

For recipients that have a debt owing to the Band, a deduction of 10% will be made from the total gift allowance and applied to debt.

Please do not call the office to enquire on the status of your application as this will slow down the processing. Harassment of staff will not be tolerated.

Reminder: Submit application by only one method, as duplicate applications can cause delays in processing.

Thank you and enjoy the holidays and all the best in the New Year!

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