What is an adjudicator?

An adjudicator is someone you have a professional relationship with; who must be familiar with your financial situation; and sign your application form to verify financial need using the LICO table as a guideline. 

An approved adjudicator is a(n): 

  • Professional in social work or family services
  • Financial case worker
  • School principal or teacher
  • Day Care provider
  • Counsellor
  • Church clergy/pastor/minister, etc.
  • Accountant (stamp required/business card or letterhead)
  • Family doctor or dentist—if aware of financial situation (doctor/dentist stamp is required)
    •  Adjudicator can also verify Coquitlam residency
    • The application form will be returned to the applicant if any adjudicator other than those listed above are used

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1. Who is eligible to apply?
2. Who is not eligible to apply?
3. What documents do you need to apply?
4. What Government/Income Assistance documents can you submit?
5. What information should not be included in the application?
6. If I receive Old Age Security (OAS), Canada Pension Plan (CPP), or Long Term Disability (LTD) benefits, what do I submit?
7. What is an example of an Agency that could verify a Financial Assistance application?
8. How do you use the Low Income Cut-off table (LICO) if you are not receiving government assistance?
9. What is Total Family Income?
10. How do I use Income Statement for proof of income?
11. How do I apply without an Agency contact?
12. What is an adjudicator?
13. How soon will my/our application(s) be approved?
14. How do I get my 50 free drop-ins pass?
15. How do I contact Community Services staff if I have any questions?
16. How can I check to see the status of my application?
17. What can I do with my 50 free drop-ins and $225 credit?
18. Do you allow program withdrawal and do they get their credit refunded?
19. If I withdraw from a program, where does the credit go?
20. Is there a withdrawal fee of $5 for registered programs using the $225 credit?
21. What happens if I don’t have enough credit left to pay for a program?
22. How do I use my Recreation Credit?
23. How can I register for a program using Recreation Credit?
24. How long is the term for drop-ins and credit?
25. Which drop-in programs is pre-registration required?
26. How do I submit my application?