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 3 Learner Household Units, Non-financial Eligibility - Designted as Learner Member and Training Service Plans, Section 44 Training service plans

  1. A person is not eligible to be designated as a learner member of a household unit unless the Director approves a training service plan for the person.

  2. A first training service plan shall not be approved for more than the following amount of cumulative full time training:

    1. if clauses (b) and (c) do not apply, 30 months;

    2. if the Director is satisfied that there are exceptional circumstances, 40 months;

    3. if the Director is satisfied that the learner member requires a reduced course load due to a diagnosed chronic or permanent physiological or psychological impairment of function that limits the learner’s ability to attend full time training, 50 months.

  3. Subject to subsection (5), subsequent training service plans shall not be approved for more than the following amount of cumulative full time training:

    1. if clause (b) does not apply, 30 months;

    2. if the Director is satisfied that the learner member requires a reduced course load due to a diagnosed chronic or permanent physiological or psychological impairment of function that limits the learner’s ability to attend full time training, 50 months.

  4. The Director may designate the duration of specific categories of training within the maximum number of months of training benefits allowed under subsection (2) or (3).

  5. Subsequent training service plans shall not be approved if it has been less than 48 months since the learner member last attended an approved training program under a training service plan.

  6. The Director may waive the application of subsection (5) in exceptional circumstances.

  7. A learner member ceases to be eligible to receive income support and benefits or training benefits under a training service plan if the learner member

    1. fails to meet the full time course requirements for the approved training service plan,

    2. fails to maintain acceptable attendance and progress requirements under sections 45 and 46,

    3. is not enrolled in the approved training program as set out in the training service plan, or

    4. withdraws, is expelled or is considered to have been withdrawn from the approved training program.

  8. If a learner member is unable to complete the learner member’s training service plan but is able to recommence it within one year, the Director may consider that to be a continuation of the training service plan.

  9. This section does not apply to an apprentice full time learner.