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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

Earnings Replacement Allowance


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


Provides a supplement to benefit rates for Expected to Work household units who, due to short term health or family care responsibilities, are temporarily unable to work and are unable to supplement their income support benefits with employment earnings.


The following household unit types receive the earnings replacement allowance:

$86 per household unit per month

Need Code
1731  Earnings Replacement Allowance


LISA automatically adds the Earnings Replacement Allowance to the budget of household unit sub-types 17 or 18 when the worker presses the Enter key in Preliminary Budget in Eligibility Determination or the PF10 key in Client Budget.