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The actual amount of money you get will depend on your situation. If eligible, you will get a monthly benefit amount that reflects your circumstances. For example, if you:
Your circumstances are assessed every month so the amount you're paid may change.
Monthly Earned Income Exemptions
Basic Benefit – includes food, clothing, travel, personal and household items (monthly rate)
|Outside Northern Administration District||Within Northern Administration District|
|Adult Basic Benefit||$315||Adult Basic Benefit||$380|
|Children's Basic Benefit||$65/child|
Shelter Benefit – includes rent, mortgage payments, utilities, taxes and all other shelter-related costs (monthly rate)
(without dependent children)
|Remainder of the province||$540||$665||$765||$865|
*Notice: These rates are effective as of May 1, 2022.
Household Health and Safety Benefit up to $500 to help replace household items or set up a new residence due to a disaster or interpersonal violence.
An additional shelter Stabilization Benefit ($150/month) can be provided to support clients who have difficulty maintaining stable housing.
Short Term Emergency Assistance may be considered to address emergency situations that are unforeseen and when failing to do so would result in harm.
Prescribed Diet Benefit for clients whose medical conditions require additional nutritional supplements or food. The benefit ranges from $50 to $150 depending on the conditions.
Travel Benefit outside of community for medical purposes, job interviews or the commencement of employment at pre-determined rates for mileage, meals and shelter.
Alternate Heating Benefit ($130/month) can be provided for clients who reside in a household where natural gas is not accessible and are required to heat their home with an alternate heat source.
Employment and Training Benefit ($140) to help with costs of starting a career or beginning a training program.
Children's Benefit ($400) for a parent who is not eligible to receive the Canada Child Benefit for food, clothing, household items, and other child-related costs.
Child Care Benefit ($30/day) to help in the short term when looking for employment or going to a job interview.
Relocation Benefit of $200 or $300 depending on household size to assist with moving costs due to health and emergencies, evictions for reasons beyond client's control, starting a job outside of the community or finding a more affordable place to live within the Shelter Benefit rates.
Travel Benefit outside of the community for job interviews or commencement of employment at pre-determined rates for mileage, meals and shelter.
Security Deposit can be provided up to amount of the Shelter Benefit.
Funeral Benefits will be provided to support the costs of funerals.
Any person who needs financial help can apply for income support.
You may be eligible if the following apply to you (and your spouse/partner, if you have one):
You will need:
You have 30 days from the day you submit your application to provide all the required information and documentation or your benefits may be stopped.
Applying as a couple
If you are applying as a couple, your spouse/partner must apply with you. A spouse/partner means:
The Service Level Screening must also be completed over the phone within 30 days of submitting your application. This screening helps us determine how we can best help you.
Applying online offers self-service features such as the ability to change your address, update your contact information and upload documents to support any changes in your circumstances as they happen. You can also enable your account to receive text messages that will be sent to you to confirm we have received your changes or supporting documents.
Learn how to access the client dashboard by viewing these instructions.
To apply online, you need to:
Use these step-by-step instructions to apply online. Please use Google Chrome or Safari as your internet browser when you apply.
Call Social Services at 1-866-221-5200 or TTY: 1-866-995-0099, or visit the nearest Social Services office from Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Social Services offices are closed on all public holidays.
If you need additional help to complete an online application, or if you do not have access to the internet or a phone, visit the nearest Social Services office where you can:
Providing you with the right support
After you complete an application, we will ask you another set of questions about your health, education and employment history, etc. The information you provide will help us determine what service supports may best suit your needs as you move towards self-sufficiency to the best of your ability.
Maintain your benefit – Report a change in circumstances
It's important to report changes to your circumstances right away so you keep getting the right amount of money each month.
Changes can include:
How to report
Download the change of circumstance form(s) below and email the completed form(s) to email@example.com.
If you've been paid too much
You will have to repay the money if you:
Do you have questions not covered here? See: SIS Questions and Answers
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