AISH Program Policy

Published Date: April 03, 2017
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Notice of Decision


Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped Act, sections 10(2) and 10(4)


To clearly inform an affected party in a timely manner of a decision made by the AISH program.

An affected party can be an applicant, a client, a financial administrator, a sponsor of a landed immigrant or a third party.

The decision-making process is to be consistent, fair, open, and transparent. When a decision is made, the following information is communicated to the affected party in a timely manner:

  • The decision;
  • The reason(s) for the decision;
  • The date of the decision;
  • Whether the decision is appealable; and
  • For appealable decisions, the time limit for the affected party to provide written notice of their intention to appeal.

An affected party must notify AISH about their intent to appeal in writing within 30 days from the date they were notified of the decision. If the 30th day is not a business day, the date will be extended to the next business day. The date of the notification, plus seven calendar days, is considered to be the date the notice was received. The 30-day time limit can be extended if there are apparent grounds for appeal and a reasonable explanation for the delay. Decisions to extend the time limit are made by staff members of the Appeals Secretariat delegated by the Minister.

For more information about appeals, see the Appeals Secretariat website.