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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

Schedule 4 Supplementary Income Support

Section 26 Emergency

  1. An emergency payment may be provided for the items described in subsection (2) if the household unit

    1. is in a situation that

      1. is beyond the control of the household unit, and
      2. presents a serious health or safety risk to a member of the household unit,


    2. requires assistance before other amounts are payable under this Regulation.

  2. An emergency allowance may be provided for the following:

    1. replacement clothes;

    2. food;

    3. accommodation;

    4. unpaid rent that is not owing to extended family;

    5. a damage deposit, if one has not been provided to the household unit in the previous 3 years for a purpose other than escaping abuse;

    6. unpaid utility bills;

    7. to cover the actual cost of essential repairs to the home and major appliances owned by the household unit that are required to address a serious health or safety risk;

    8. goods and services not described in clauses (a) to (g) to a maximum amount of $1000.

  3. A payment may be made to a household unit under subsection (2)(h) only once in respect of each set of circumstances.