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Learner Policy & Procedures

Published Date: January 01, 2019
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Learner Income Support Benefits

Continuous Supplementary Benefits (General Policies)

High Cost Community

AUTHORITY

Income Support, Training and Health Benefits Regulation, Schedule 4, Section 10
Full-Time Learners: Schedules 1, 2, 3 and 4 (Labour)
Full-Time Learners: Schedules 1, 2, 3 and 4 (Advanced Education)

INTENT

To assist learner households in communities that have a higher cost of living.

POLICY

The Government of Alberta pays a high cost community allowance, based on the address on the Learner Income Support Application, if the learner household:

  • is located within the city limits of Fort McMurray, and
  • is defined as private housing.


Rate

See: Benefit Rate Table

PROCEDURE

The learner must submit a Learner Income Support Application (Full-Time Study) or Change in Circumstances form. This benefit will be provided automatically, based on the address when private housing is indicated.

APPROVAL

Learner Benefit Coordinator, Learner Income Support Office