Government of Alberta

Ministry of Community and Social Services - Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped


Description
COVID-19 UPDATE: Alberta Supports Centres are temporarily suspending in-person services. AISH and Income Support clients who need assistance should contact their caseworker directly or call their local office during regular business hours. Provides financial and health benefits to eligible adult Albertans with a permanent disability that substantially limits their ability to earn a living.

Service provides:

  • monthly core, health, and personal benefits to assist eligible individuals with their living needs and with living as independently as possible

Core benefits include:

  • living allowance for individuals living in the community or a modified living allowance for individuals living in a facility
  • child benefit to assist with costs associated with raising dependent children

Health benefits include:

  • prescription drugs
  • essential diabetic supplies
  • optical services
  • dental services
  • emergency ambulance services
  • waiver of the co - payment fee for Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL)

Personal benefits include:

  • assistance with specific one - time or ongoing expenses over and above the monthly living allowance or modified living allowance
Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • residents of Alberta who are Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents and do not live in a correctional or mental health facility
  • 18 years and older and not eligible to receive an Old Age Security pension
  • with a disability that is likely to remain permanent and substantially limits the ability to earn a living and there is no training, rehabilitation, or medical treatment that will help to allow the person to work enough to earn a living
  • who meet the income and asset eligibility criteria
Application Process
Service Access: Application Required, To access service:
  • visit website for an application form
  • or contact a local office
All applications will be assessed in the following order:
  • General Eligibility
  • Medical Eligibility
  • Financial Eligibility
Applicants who do not meet general or medical eligibility requirements will be notified of the decision.
  • If an applicant is denied due to general eligibility, their application will not be assessed for medical or financial eligibility.
  • If an applicant is denied due to medical eligibility, their application will not be assessed for financial eligibility. 
 
Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: Yes,

Processing time for applications varies.

Toll Free
1-877-644-9992 (Alberta Supports Contact Centre)
Toll Free
310-0000 then 780-675-6853 (Office)
Telephone
780-675-6853 (Office)
TTY
1-800-232-7215 (Toll Free)
Web Site
https://www.alberta.ca/aish.aspx
Languages
Interpreter/Translation services; Contact in advance to arrange to have an interpreter available.
Fees
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: No
Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes - Other disabled access: N/A -
Legal Status
Provincial Government
Topic(s)
Last Updated On
November 21, 2018
Address
4810 50 Street
Athabasca, AB, T9S 1C9
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Hours of Operation
Mon
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM
Tue
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM
Wed
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM
Thu
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM
Fri
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM