Expected to Work/Barriers to Full Employment Policy & Procedures

Published Date: August 01, 2011
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08 Continuous Needs


Income and Employment Supports Act, Section 5(1)(b)
Income Support, Training and Health Benefits Regulation, Schedule 2(5)


To provide supplementary benefits that an applicant or a recipient and his or her dependants may be eligible for, depending on their need and circumstances.

Reimbursement for Expenses Not Authorized in Advance
An allowance is not provided to reimburse a person for an expense that was not authorized in advance by the worker unless

  • the expense was incurred in an emergency situation, or
  • the expense is identified in a review or audit and failure to provide the benefit causes undue hardship for the applicant, recipient, or member of the household unit.

Any allowance issued as reimbursement must be issued within a six month period of the time the need was identified and cannot be issued for more than a period of six consecutive months.

Additional Shelter

Child Care

Earnings Replacement Allowance

Handicap Benefit

Isolated Community Allowance

Personal Needs Allowance

Transportation to Day or Employment Programs