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AISH Program Policy

Published Date: August 09, 2016
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Benefits

Personal Benefits

Escaping Abuse

AUTHORITY

Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped Act, section 3
Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped General Regulation, sections 2 and 8; Schedule 3, section 9

INTENT

To assist clients who are escaping an abusive situation with the cost of setting up a new residence.

POLICY

In order to receive a personal benefit, the eligibility criteria as outlined in the Personal Benefits section must be met.

The AISH program will help clients and their dependent children leave an abusive situation and establish a new residence. This is to enable clients to find accommodations that are independent and safe from the abuser. One or more of the following benefits may be provided:

Clients dealing with emergency situations such as domestic violence or who are victims of crime may also be eligible for emergency benefits.

Only those benefits that are required in each particular situation will be issued.

A certificate allowing for the termination of a tenancy without financial penalty is provided by the Common Service Processing Centre when an adult Albertan or their dependent child or a protected adult who lives with them is being abused or at risk of being abused.  Certificates Confirming Grounds to Terminate Tenancy are available to all eligible Albertans, including AISH clients.  Clients can be referred to the Safer Spaces website (www.saferspaces.alberta.ca) for more information on how to obtain a certificate or they can be referred to the Common Service Processing Centre for direct assistance by calling 780-422-4080 in Edmonton or toll-free by calling 310-0000 followed by the number.