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Expected to Work/Barriers to Full Employment Policy & Procedures

Published Date: January 01, 2019
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08 Continuous Needs

Income and Employment Supports Act, section 5(1)(b); Schedule, sections 1(i) and 10
Income Support, Training and Health Benefits Regulation, sections 1(2)(g) and 2(5); Schedule 4
Ministerial Order 2018-19, Appendix D: Schedule 4 - Supplementary Income Support Rates


To provide supplementary benefits for eligible applicants or recipients based on their needs and circumstances.

Reimbursement for Expenses Not Authorized in Advance
A supplimentary benefit is not provided to reimburse a person for an expense that was not authorized in advance by the worker unless

  • the expense was incurred in an emergency situation, or
  • the expense is identified in a review or audit and failure to provide the benefit causes undue hardship for the applicant, recipient, or member of the household unit.

Any allowance issued as reimbursement must be issued within a six month period of the time the need was identified and cannot be issued for more than a period of six consecutive months.

Additional Shelter

Child Care

Child Supplement Allowance

Earnings Replacement Allowance

Handicap Benefit

Isolated Community Allowance

Personal Needs Allowance

Transportation to Day or Employment Programs