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AISH Program Policy

Published Date: March 01, 2014
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Personal Benefits

Requesting Additional Personal Benefits


Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped Act, section 3
Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped General Regulation, section 8(1)(b)


To provide a means for clients to request additional personal benefits that are not normally provided by AISH.


Unique needs and circumstances may exist where a client or client’s dependent child requires goods or services that are not normally provided by AISH. The AISH program may provide additional personal benefits where a need is demonstrated.

The following eligibility requirements for requesting additional personal benefits must be met:

  • The client must meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the Personal Benefits section;
  • The need must not already be addressed with any other personal benefit;
  • No other resources are available to meet the need;
  • All existing alternatives have been considered;
  • All avenues of appeal for provision of the benefit through other programs have been exhausted;
  • Providing the benefit would significantly assist in managing their disability;
  • Not providing the benefit would be detrimental to health; and
  • The least costly alternative is used.

These decisions are not appealable.