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

Division 2 Barriers to Full Employment Households & Expected to Work or Working Households, Financial Eligibility, Section 23 Financial resources

  1. The financial resources available to the members of a barriers to full employment household unit or an expected to work or working household unit are to be determined in accordance with this section.

  2. The financial resources are those that were available to the members of the household unit in the previous month.

  3. Subject to this section, the following are considered to be financial resources:

    1. employment income, including non monetary compensation received in place of compensation for employment;

    2. self employment income;

    3. room and board income from the principal residence;

    4. rental income from the principal residence;

    5. any other source of money accessible to the household unit that is not exempted under Schedule 2.

  4. The following are deducted from financial resources:

    1. gross employment or gross self employment income,

      1. income tax,
      2. Canada Pension Plan premiums, and
      3. Employment Insurance premiums;

    2. from gross employment income,

      1. deductions required by an employer as a condition of employment, and
      2. the amount of the first payment on a debt that is garnished under the Civil Enforcement Act from employment income;

    3. from gross self employment income, reasonable expenditures that are determined by the Director to be essential to the self employment;

    4. from room and board income from the principal residence, 75% of the gross amount received;

    5. from rental income from the principal residence, 50% of the gross amount received.

  5. After applying the deductions in subsection (4), the amounts referred to in subsection (6) are to be deducted from the following:

    1. employment income;

    2. self employment income earned

      1. by an adult member in a barriers to full employment household unit from a home based business, including a home based child care service,
      2. by an adult member in an expected to work or working household unit, from a home based child care service, or
      3. by a dependent child, in a barriers to full employment or expected to work or working household unit from a home based business, including a home based child care service.

  6. The amounts that may be deducted for the purpose of subsection (5) are the following:

    1. if earned by an adult member in a household unit with 2 or more adult members, the first $115 plus 25% of the remainder of monthly income;

    2. if earned by an adult member in a household unit with one adult member, the first $230 plus 25% of the remainder of monthly income;

    3. if earned by a dependent child, the first $350 per month plus 25% of the remainder of monthly income or, if the dependent child is attending school under the School Act, 100%.

  7. The deductions referred to in subsections (4)(c) to (e) and (5) do not apply if the Director determines the related income has not been reported in a timely manner or has been wilfully misreported.