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Income and Employment Supports Regulations

Published Date: August 01, 2011
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Income Support, Training and Health Benefits Regulation

Part 1 Income Support and Benefits and Training Benefits

Section 2 Income support and benefits

  1. The income support and benefits that may be provided by the Director under section 5 of the Act and the determination of a household unit’s eligibility under section 6 of the Act are subject to this Part.

  2. The core income support that may be provided by the Director under section 5(1)(a) of the Act is comprised of a core essential payment and, where a household unit is in need, a core shelter payment as determined under this Part.

  3. The core essential payment is intended to be used for

    1. household needs,

    2. personal needs, including laundry,

    3. clothing,

    4. use of a telephone,

    5. basic transportation, and

    6. food, except for a household unit living in an approved home, a group home, a hospital or a nursing home.

  4. The core shelter payment is intended to be used for

    1. rent payments, mortgage payments, condominium fees, a lot rental for a mobile home or a similar payment,

    2. heating fuel and utilities, except

      1. telephone, and
      2. if the household unit is living in social housing, electricity,

    3. property tax and house or tenant insurance, and

    4. food, if the household unit is living in an approved home, a group home, a hospital or a nursing home.

  5. The supplementary income support that may be provided by the Director under section 5(1)(b) of the Act is to be determined under Schedule 4.