Alberta Human Services Income Support
Income Support provides financial assistance to Albertans who do not have the resources to meet their basic needs, like food, clothing and shelter.
Region of Administration:
Government / Department:
Alberta Human Services
Albertans in four general situations may qualify for Income Support:
1.Cannot work due to chronic health problems or other barriers to employment (Barriers to Full Employment);
2.Looking for work, working but not earning enough, or temporarily unable to work (Expected to Work);
3.Need training so they can get a job (Learners);
4.Faced with an unexpected, one-time Emergency that’s no fault of their own, e.g., sudden eviction due to fire (Emergency Allowance).
The level of assistance varies depending on each person’s situation including financial resources, ability to work and the number of children in the family.
Dental goods and services covered are defined by agreements between the Ministry and the applicable professional associations.