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Published Date: March 29, 2012
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09 Non-Continuous Needs

Personal Benefit – Telephone and Transportation – Leaving Abusive Situation

AUTHORITY

Income Support, Training and Health Benefit Regulation, Schedule 4, Section 20
BFE/ETW & Full-Time Learners Ministerial Order: Section 24, Schedules 1, 2, and 4

INTENT

Community and Social Services provides supports to ensure the ongoing safety of victims of abuse. The Personal Benefit – Telephone and Transportation – Leaving Abusive Situation is provided to help them cover the costs of telephone and transportation in order to access the services they need to remain independent from their abuser.

POLICY

An allowance of $90.00 per month to cover the costs of telephone and transportation is provided to an applicant or recipient when they or a member of the household unit is ending an abusive situation. The individual does not have to have moved in order to obtain this benefit.

The Personal Benefit – Telephone and Transportation – Leaving Abusive Situation allowance is issued to enable victims of abuse to access the services they need to secure their safety such as to call for emergency support and/or to arrange and attend appointments such as counseling or legal services. This allowance is issued for up to a period of six months with extensions provided as required.

Rate
$90.00

Substantiation
Clients substantiate their need for this benefit by:

Verbal statement of the client or worker’s knowledge of the abuse and

Only if in doubt, evidence from a professional source (e.g. physician, nurse practitioner, police, women’s shelter)

PROCEDURE

The worker reviews the client circumstances and issues the benefit using

Need Code
1732 Personal Benefit – Telephone and Transportation – Leaving Abusive Situation