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Learner Policy & Procedures

Published Date: March 29, 2012
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Learner Income Support Benefits

Continuous Supplementary Benefits (General Policies)

Transportation to Day or Employment Programs


Income Support, Training and Health Benefits Regulation, Schedule 4, Section 15
Full-Time Learners: Schedules 1, 2, 3 and 4 (Labour)
Full-Time Learners: Schedules 1, 2, 3 and 4 (Advanced Education)


Recipients of income support are expected to maximize their self-sufficiency through employment to the best of their ability. This benefit assists a learner by providing transportation benefits to enable a Barriers to Full Employment (BFE) spouse/partner to attend a day or employment program.


The Government of Alberta may pay transportation costs for the spouse/partner of a learner who is:

  • designated BFE, and
  • is attending a day or employment program.


Actual cost based on the least cost alternative:

  • for public transit


    • allowance equal to the actual cost of a bus pass


  • if the person cannot use public transit


    • $0.12 per kilometer for a private vehicle


  • if the person cannot use public transit and does not have access to a private vehicle


    • actual cost of taxi fare
    • actual cost of ticket to use private bus companies (e.g. Greyhound/Red Arrow).
This amount is in addition to rates issued under the Employment Training and Transition Supports.


The learner submits either a Learner Income Support Application (Full-Time Study) or a Change in Circumstances form requesting the benefit.


Learner Benefit Coordinator, LISO