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AISH Program Policy

Published Date: March 01, 2014
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Determination of Debt

Legislative references below may require updates as of January 1, 2019 in accordance with the passing of An Act to Combat Poverty and Fight for Albertans with Disabilities. The updates will be complete by March 31, 2019.

Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped Act, section 9(1)


To describe how and when an overpayment becomes a debt.


A debt to the Crown, or a debt due, is money owed to the Government of Alberta. A debt may result from an overpayment of benefits.

An overpayment becomes a debt due when:

  • a client signs a repayment agreement to repay the value or amount of a benefit;
  • a Notice of Overpayment was sent to the individual, the appeal period has expired, and an appeal extension has not been granted;
  • 30 calendar days have passed since an affected party was asked in writing to reschedule an appeal hearing after failing to attend a previous appeal hearing; or
  • 30 calendar days have passed since an affected party was notified in writing of the appeal panel’s decision.