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Income and Employment Supports Regulations

Published Date: March 23, 2012
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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, Budgetary Requirements, Section 51 Budgetary requirements

  1. In this section, “budgetary requirements” means, subject to section 54(1)(c), the total value of

    1. the core income support determined under subsection (3), and

    2. the supplementary income support determined under Schedule 4.

  2. The budgetary requirements that are to be considered are the projected budgetary requirements for the members of the household unit for the number of months in the training period.

  3. The core income support that may be provided by the Director under section 5(1)(a) of the Act to a learner household unit is comprised of a core essential payment and a core shelter payment determined as follows:

    1. the maximum core essential payment that may be provided to a learner household unit is the amount per month determined under the Core Essential Payment Table in Schedule 5;

    2. the maximum core shelter payment that may be provided to a learner household unit is

      1. the amount per month determined under the Core Shelter Payment Table in Schedule 5, or
      2. if the household unit lives in a shared family residence that is not owned by an adult member of the unit or in which an adult member of the unit is not a party to a residential tenancy agreement with a third party, $100 per month;

    3. if the household unit has a dependent child member who is

      1. at least 16 years of age and under 20 years of age,
      2. attending high school under the School Act, and
      3. a parent of a dependent child living with the household unit,

      a high school incentive amount determined under subsection (4).

  4. The high school incentive amount is the difference between

    1. the total amount of the core income support that would be paid to each household unit if the dependent child and his or her child were treated as a separate household unit, and

    2. the amount of the core income support the household unit would receive if the dependent child and his or her child were not treated as a separate household unit.

  5. For the purpose of subsection (4)(b), a dependent child is considered to be attending high school during a normal scheduled break if the dependent child is enrolled to attend when school recommences.

  6. If an adult non learner member of a learner household unit is approved for student funding, the core income support that may be provided to the household unit is reduced by half.