AISH payment details

Find information on how to receive your AISH payments and when funds will be deposited.

Getting your payments

You’re encouraged to sign up for direct deposit. There are 2 ways to set it up:

  1. Prepare your own direct deposit forms:
    • fill in and sign the Direct Deposit Registration form (PDF, 0.1 MB) and
      • write VOID on an unsigned cheque and attach it to the form, or
      • print your online bank account information, including your name, branch number, bank number and account number, and attach it to the form
    • submit the documents to your AISH worker
  2. Get help from your bank:
    • have your bank help fill in, stamp and sign the Direct Deposit Registration form (PDF, 0.1 MB)
    • sign the form
    • submit the form to your AISH worker
    • a form from your bank is also acceptable as long as it includes your name and your banking information

If you’re unable to set up direct deposit, your cheque will be mailed to you.

Protecting your privacy

We don’t share information about your AISH benefits with your bank. We only use this information to deposit funds directly into your account.

If you change your bank account

Contact your AISH worker as soon as possible.

If you don’t have a bank account

Your cheques will be mailed to you. If you want to set up direct deposit, you can open a bank account at any bank or credit union. Contact your AISH worker if you need assistance.

Monthly statement

You’ll receive a statement from AISH after your deposit is made showing the date, amount of your deposit and a breakdown of the income you received. Your statement may also include important messages from AISH such as information about your benefits.

If you’re eligible for a Health Benefits Card, it will be sent with your monthly statement.

Payment dates

Payments are made at midnight on these dates for the next benefit month:


January 26 (February benefits)
February 23 (March benefits)
March 26 (April benefits)
April 25 (May benefits)
May 28 (June benefits)
June 26 (July benefits)
July 26 (August benefits)
August 28 (September benefits)
September 25 (October benefits)
October 26 (November benefits)
November 27 (December benefits)
December 19 (January 2019 benefits)