Emergency Income Support

Government of Alberta - Ministry of Seniors, Community, and Social Services

Provides financial assistance in emergency situations.

Service provides:

  • 24 hour emergency financial assistance to eligible individuals or families who do not have the resources to meet their emergent needs

Benefits are provided in unexpected emergency situations that:

  • are beyond the client's control
  • present a severe health or safety risk
  • and cannot wait until the next payment date

Benefits are limited to:

  • basic needs (food, clothing, household items, basic transportation)
  • emergency medical needs (such as prescription medication)
  • basic emergency dental
  • temporary shelter
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • individuals and families who do not have the resources to meet their emergent needs
Contact for additional eligibility criteria.
Application Process
Service Access: See below, To access service:
  • call the Income Support Contact Centre
  • or contact your Income Support Worker

Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: No,
Toll Free
1-866-644-5135 (Income Support Contact Centre) (outside Edmonton)
780-644-5135 (Income Support Contact Centre) (within Edmonton)
Fee: No

Fee Reduction: No

Membership Fee: No

Wheelchair access: N/A -
Other disabled access: N/A -
Last Verified On
September 15, 2020
Hours of Operation