Expected to Work/Barriers to Full Employment Policy & Procedures

Published Date: July 29, 2016
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11 Income

AUTHORITY

Income and Employment Supports Act (IESA), Section 15(1)(c), (j) and 18(d)
Income Support, Training and Health Benefits (ISTHB) Regulation, Section 23
ISTHB Regulation, Schedule 2, Section 1
MO 2016-25 Exemption of Canada Child Benefit   
MO 2016-01 Exemption of Alberta Child Benefit

The IESA section 18(d) allows the Lieutenant Governor to make regulations specifying income exemptions. All income exemptions are specified in ISTHB Regulation.

Note
Neither the Director nor an Appeal Panel has the authority to make exceptions, either by adjusting the rate of exemption or by adding or deleting items from the list. However, the Director, via policy, determines allowable deductions from self-employment income.

INTENT

Clients must take advantage of all income that would reduce their dependence on income support. If they do not, benefits can be denied, discontinued, suspended or varied. IESA Section 15(1)(c)

Applicants and recipients must declare all income received during a benefit period of assistance. IESA Section 15(1)(j)

POLICY AND DEFINITIONS

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Child Care Providers

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Child and Adult Support Income

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Earnings in Kind

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Effect of Unreported Income

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Employment Deductions

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Employment Income

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Excess Income

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Garnishee - Employment Income

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Gifts in Kind

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Gross Income

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Home-Based Businesses

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Income and the First Benefit Period

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Income at Intake

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Income Deducted at Source to Repay Other Programs

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Income Exemptions

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Income Support Recipients from Other Provinces and Territories

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Income Tax Refunds

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Loan Payments

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Loans

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Net Employment Income

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On-Going Assistance

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Other Income

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Personal Care Services

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Purpose of Exempting Income

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Recording Income

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Retroactive Adjustments: Canada Child Benefit, CCTB or NCBS

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Rounding Income

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Saved Income

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Self-Employment Income

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Skill Fees

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Substantiation and Verification

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Support Arrears on Court Orders/Legal Agreements – Not Owing to the Crown

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Support Arrears on Court Orders/Agreements – Owing to the Crown

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Third Party Payments

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Vacation Pay

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Warranty Work