AISH Application

Step 1: Refer to the guides

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Step 2: Fill out the AISH Application Part A

Step 3: Have your doctor fill out Part B

Step 4: Apply

Step 5: After you apply

  • If you have not provided all the personal, financial or medical information we need to make a decision, we will ask you for more information.
  • If your application is approved:
    • you will get a letter saying you are eligible for AISH
    • your benefits will be backdated to the month AISH received all the information that is needed to approve your application
    • you will be contacted by phone or mail to schedule a meeting with an AISH worker
  • If your application is not approved you will get a letter explaining:
    • why you are not eligible for AISH – this may be due to financial, medical or other reasons
    • how to give AISH more information showing a change in your situation
    • how to contact AISH if you have questions
    • how to appeal the decision
    • where to find out about other financial and health benefit programs that may help you
  • To find out about your application or what you can do if you are not approved for AISH, contact the nearest AISH office.

Applying for other benefits while waiting

Reopening your AISH file

  • If you leave AISH, you may have your AISH file reopened quickly if:
    • it has been less than 2 years since you got your last AISH benefits
    • you did not leave AISH due to a change in your medical condition
  • Contact AISH if these criteria apply to you.
  • If these criteria do not apply, you will need to reapply.


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