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Financial help

  • Alberta resources

    Alberta seniors benefit
    The Alberta Seniors Benefit program is an income-based program that provides a monthly cash benefit and determines Alberta Health Insurance premium exemptions for eligible seniors.

    Special needs assistance for seniors
    The Special Needs Assistance for Seniors program is an income-based program that provides a lump-sum cash payment to lower-income seniors facing financial difficulties.

    Assured income for the severely handicapped
    Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) provides financial and health benefits for adult Albertans who have a permanent disability that severely impairs their ability to earn a living. The level of benefits depends on income and assets. The maximum living allowance is $1000 per month, and additional benefits (personal income support benefits) may be provided to meet clients’ special needs.

    Alberta aids to daily living
    The Alberta Aids to Daily Living program helps Albertans with a long-term disability, chronic illness or terminal illness to maintain their independence at home, in lodges or group homes by providing financial assistance to buy medical equipment and supplies. An assessment by a health care professional determines the equipment and supplies that an Albertan can receive through this program.

    Income support
    Income Support from Alberta Human Resources and Employment provides financial benefits to individuals and families who do not have the resources to meet their basic needs, like food, clothing and shelter.

  • Northwest Territories resources

    Extended health benefits – Northwest Territories 
    The Government of the Northwest Territories will provide assistance to eligible persons in the Northwest Territories who require health services beyond those covered by the Northwest Territories Health Care Plan.

    Metis health benefits – Northwest Territories
    The Government of the Northwest Territories will provide health benefits assistance to eligible recipients of the Metis Health Benefits Program.

  • Federal resources

    Human resources and skills development Canada

    Human Resources and Skills Development Canada has a number of income security programs including Employment Insurance Sick Benefits, the Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security, Canada Pension Disability Benefits and Guaranteed Income Supplement, as well as the Allowance and the Allowance for the Survivor.



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