Learner Policy & Procedures

Published Date: July 21, 2014
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Learner Income Support Benefits

Non-Continuous Supplementary Benefits

Funeral Benefits

AUTHORITY

Income Supports, Training and Health Benefits Regulation, Schedule 4, Section 25
Full-Time Learners: Schedules 1, 2, 3 and 4 (Labour)
Full-Time Learners: Schedules 1, 2, 3 and 4 (Advanced Education)

INTENT

To assist learners and/or members of the learner household with the cost of a funeral of a member of the learner household.

POLICY

Alberta Human Services may provide funeral services per the Agreement with funeral homes in Alberta, if:

  • a member of the learner household dies, and
  • financial resources are inadequate, and
  • there are no other means to pay for the funeral cost

Funeral benefits are delivered by Common Service Delivery (CSD). Applications for funeral benefits are submitted by the funeral home to the Alberta Supports Contact Centre (ASCC) at CSD. Family or Estate Administrators should contact the funeral home to discuss the funeral benefit.

Funeral homes that contact IS worksites should be referred to:

Telephone 780-638-4443 in Edmonton; outside Edmonton call toll-free 1-855-638-4443.

Fax 780-643-9228 in Edmonton; or toll-free 1-855-643-9228 outside Edmonton.

Original forms can be mailed to:

Funeral Benefits
Alberta Supports Contact Centre
4th floor, 10405 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 4R7

The Learner Income Support Office (LISO) does not determine eligibility or process funeral benefits.

APPROVAL

Staff at ASCC.