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Learner Policy & Procedures

Published Date: March 29, 2012
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Learner Income Support Benefits

Non-Continuous Supplementary Benefits

Employment Training and Transition Supports

AUTHORITY

Income Supports, 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)

INTENT

To provide each adult member of the household a benefit to access goods and services necessary to enhance employability.

POLICY

The Government of Alberta may pay the costs of employment, training and transition supports required to:

  • purchase goods and services for job search activities or for participation in a training program
  • accept or maintain employment
  • attend Government of Alberta funded training.

Expenses may include:

  • testing fees, exam fees, deposits and registration
  • work or school clothing not covered by the core essential benefit (e.g., work boots)
  • tools (only as required for work experience or employment)
  • vehicle expenses (maintenance, registration and insurance)
  • other goods or services that are essential for training or employment.

Rate

  • $500 per calendar year for each adult in the household

PROCEDURE

A learner must submit a Change in Circumstances form requesting the benefit.

Substantiation

Written documentation such as:

  • confirmation of required supports from the provider of the training program
  • confirmation of employment
  • bills, receipts or written estimates for vehicle insurance or repairs.

APPROVAL

Learner Benefit Coordinator, Learner Income Support Office (LISO)