Starting March 2020, the monthly payment date for Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) and Income Support (IS) is changing to the first of the month to provide more consistency. When the first of the month is a holiday or weekend, benefits will be paid on the last business day of the previous month. For example, March 1 falls on a Sunday, so the direct deposit and mailing date will occur on Friday, February 28.

Month of assistance Benefit payment date Days between payments
March *02-28-2020 31
April 04-01-2020 33
May 05-01-2020 30
June 06-01-2020 31
July 06-30-2020 29
August 07-31-2020 31
September 09-01-2020 32
October 10-01-2020 30
November 10-30-2020 29
December 12-01-2020 32
January 12-31-2020 30
February 02-01-2021 32
*Clients signed up for direct deposit will receive their benefits on the payment dates. Clients who receive benefits by cheque will receive their payment in the mail on, or within 3 business days of, the payment date.

How to prepare

  • Plan ahead and adjust the timing of your monthly bill payments, if needed
  • Contact your caseworker to discuss your situation
  • Sign up for direct deposit to get your benefits faster than by mail, or talk to your caseworker for assistance


Call your caseworker or the Alberta Supports Contact Centre at 1-877-644-9992 (toll free in Alberta).