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AISH Program Policy

Published Date: March 01, 2014
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Income Hardship Exemption


Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped Act, section 3.2(1)(c); Schedule 2, section 1(1)(a) and Table 1, section 1(k)


To prevent families from facing financial hardship when one cohabiting partner is residing in a facility.


AISH recognizes situations of financial hardship where an applicant or client and their cohabiting partner are separated due to one partner residing in a facility.

An exemption on all or part of the income of the applicant or client and their cohabiting partner may be provided to support the family to meet their financial circumstances.

In order to be eligible for the exemption, applicants and clients must meet all other AISH eligibility criteria.

The exemption must only be applied to increase the monthly living allowance or modified living allowance up to the maximum amount.

Decisions regarding a financial hardship income exemption in facilities are not appealable.