Expected to Work/Barriers to Full Employment Policy & Procedures

Published Date: August 01, 2011
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03 Client Categories/Types

Alberta Adult Health Benefits (AAHB) Sub-Types

70 Alberta Adult Health Benefits

ISTHB Regulation, Part 3, Section 87 states the criteria for initial eligibility for former Income Support and AISH assistance households,
ISTHB Regulation, Part 3, Section 88 states the criteria for initial eligibility for households with a pregnant member,
ISTHB Regulation, Part 3, Section 89 states the criteria for initial eligibility for other households with high ongoing drug costs,
ISTHB Regulation, Part 3, Section 87 states the criterion for annual renewal for former assistance households,
ISTHB Regulation, Part 3, Section 89 states the criterion for annual renewal for other households with high ongoing drug costs.
Ministerial Order 1/2015

Overview 
Community and Social Services provides the Alberta Adult Health Benefit (AAHB) as an extension of health benefits offered through the Income Support (IS) and Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) programs to eligible persons leaving these programs with income from employment, self-employment or the Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPP-D) program. The AAHB is also available to women during pregnancy and to households with ongoing prescription drug needs, if their household incomes are within the AAHB qualifying income levels.  Eligibility for AAHB is regulated. Only household units with the characteristics described below may be assigned to an AAHB sub-type. Clients must meet all eligibility conditions described in the Alberta Adult Health Benefit (AAHB) program section before being placed in an AAHB sub-type.

Note
For all AAHB sub-types, eligible dependants/children include children under 18 years, as well as 18 and 19 year-olds attending high school and living with a parent or guardian.

AAHB Sub-Type 72: AISH Leaver Due to Excess Employment/Self-Employment Income

Characteristics
Households previously in receipt of AISH benefits, who obtain independence from the AISH program due to excess income from employment or self-employment, which may be combined with any other type of income.

AAHB Sub-Type 73: AISH Leaver Due to Excess CPP-D Income

Characteristics
Households previously in receipt of AISH benefits, who obtain independence from the AISH program due to excess income from CPP-D, which may be combined with any other type of income.

AAHB Sub-Type 74: ETW Leaver Due to Excess Employment/Self-Employment Income

Characteristics
Households previously in the Expected to Work sub-types who obtain independence from IS due to excess income from employment or self-employment, which may be combined with any other type of income.

AAHB Sub-Type 75: BFE Leaver Due to Excess Employment/Self Employment Income (except CT 43)

Characteristics
Households previously in the Barriers to Full Employment sub-types (with the exception of CT 43) who obtain independence from IS due to excess income from employment or self-employment, which may be combined with any other type of income.

AAHB Sub-Type 77: BFE Severe Handicap Leaver Due to Excess Employment/Self Employment Income or CPP-D Income (CT 43 only)

Characteristics
Households previously in the Barriers to Full Employment sub-types, with an adult in the sub-type 43 Severe Handicap, who obtain independence from IS due to excess income from employment, self-employment or the Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPP-D) program, which may be combined with any other type of income.

AAHB Sub-Type 78: Health Benefits Card Only - Pregnancy

Characteristics
Pregnant women and their children, who are not in receipt of Income Support, are eligible for AAHB until the end of the month of the expected delivery date, if their combined household income is equal to or less than the AAHB qualifying income level for their family type.

AAHB Sub-Type 79: Health Benefits Card Only - High Drug Needs

Characteristics
Individuals and families are eligible for AAHB until the annual renewal date, if the combined household income from any source less the cost on ongoing prescription drugs and diabetic supplies required by the household is equal to or less than the AAHB qualifying income level for their family type.

PROCEDURES

The worker documents in Mobius Notes the circumstances which qualify a client for the assigned sub-type.