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Learner Policy & Procedures

Published Date: January 01, 2019
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Learner Income Support Benefits

Continuous Supplementary Benefits (General Policies)

High Cost Community


Income Support, Training and Health Benefits Regulation, Schedule 4, section 10
Full Time Learners:  Schedules 1, 2, 3 and 4 (Advanced Education) MO 306/2018
Full Time Learners:  Schedules 1, 2, 3 and 4 (Labour) MO 2018-32


To assist learner households in communities that have a higher cost of living.


The Government of Alberta pays a high cost community allowance, based on the address on the Learner Income Support Application, if the learner household:

  • is located within the city limits of Fort McMurray, and
  • is defined as private housing.


See: Benefit Rate Table


The learner must submit a Learner Income Support Application (Full-Time Study) or Change in Circumstances form. This benefit will be provided automatically, based on the address when private housing is indicated.


Learner Benefit Coordinator, Learner Income Support Office