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Expected to Work/Barriers to Full Employment Policy & Procedures

Published Date: March 29, 2012
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08 Continuous Needs

Personal Needs Allowance


Income Support, Training and Health Benefits Regulation, Schedule 4, Section 3
BFE/ETW & Full-Time Learners Ministerial Order: Section 24, Schedules 1, 2, and 4


To meet needs associated with long term dependency of clients who have Barriers to Full Employment (BFE) and who are unable to improve their financial situation through full-time attachment to the workforce.


This benefit is issued to an adult applicant or adult recipient in any BFE client sub-type regardless of the client category of the spouse.

This benefit is not issued to:

  • Clients residing in a nursing home, auxiliary hospital or active treatment hospital and receiving the accommodation charge (Need Code 1105) or
  • Clients who are in receipt of a comforts/resident core essential allowance
    (Need Code 1405)

$78 per month per adult in any BFE Client Sub-type

Need Code
1422  Personal Needs Supplement


LISA defaults the Personal Needs Supplement when the worker uses the PF10 key in Client Budget for any client assigned to the BFE client sub-type.