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Learner Policy & Procedures

Published Date: October 01, 2015
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Learner Income Support Benefits

Continuous Supplementary Benefits (General Policies)

High Cost Community


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)


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


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

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


  • $300 per month per household


The learner must submit an 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.


Learner Benefit Coordinator, Learner Income Support Office (LISO)