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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

Division 3 Learner Household Units, Financial Eligibility, Section 50 Financial resources

  1. The financial resources available to the members of a learner household unit are to be determined in accordance with this section.

  2. 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 exempt under Schedule 2.

  3. The following are to be deducted from financial resources:

    1. from gross employment or self employment income,

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

    2. from gross employment income,

      1. deductions from employment income 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.

  4. After applying the deductions in subsection (3), the following are to be deducted from financial resources:

    1. from employment income,

      1. if earned by a non learner adult member, the first $230 of monthly income plus 25% of the remainder of monthly income,

      2. if earned by a learner member, 100% of monthly income, or

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

    2. from self employment income,

      1. if earned by a learner member who is participating in an approved self employment training program, 100% of monthly income,

      2. if earned from a home based business by a dependent child, the first $350 of monthly income plus 25% of the remainder of monthly income or, if the dependent child is attending school under the School Act, 100% of monthly income, or

      3. if earned from a home based child care service by the cohabiting partner of a learner member, the first $230 of monthly income plus 25% of the remainder of monthly income;

    3. from unemployment benefits paid under the Employment Insurance Act (Canada) to an apprentice full time learner member or an EI full time learner member, the first $100 of monthly income.

  5. The deductions in subsections (3)(c) to (e) and (4) do not apply if the Director determines the related income has not been reported in a timely manner or has been wilfully misreported.

  6. The financial resources that are to be considered are the average monthly projected financial resources available to the members of the household unit for the number of months in the training period.

  7. If a change in circumstances occurs during the training period, the calculation under subsection (6) is to be reapplied based on a determination of monthly averages during the training period.