AISH Program Policy

Published Date: March 01, 2014
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Benefits

Personal Benefits

Employment and Training Supports

AUTHORITY

Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped Act, section 3
Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped General Regulations section 2 and; Schedule 3 and section 6

INTENT

To assist clients with costs that support their employability.

POLICY

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

AISH provides an employment and training support benefit to assist clients cover costs associated with seeking employment, applying for or participating in a training or employment program, or when a client has a job offer.

An employment and training supports benefit may be provided to cover costs for:

  • Applications;
  • Deposits;
  • Registration fees;
  • Testing fees;
  • Tools; and
  • Other goods and services.

AISH clients must demonstrate that they are:

  • Starting or participating in a training or employment program;
  • Starting confirmed employment (including a sheltered workshop); or
  • Actively seeking employment or self-employment, and their activities have been approved by AISH.

Clients may also be eligible for the travel benefit.

Employment and Training Rate

  • Actual costs to a maximum of $300 in a 12-month period.