The Alberta government is committed to supporting the province’s most vulnerable people impacted by COVID-19, including individuals and families who receive social assistance.
AISH and Income Support recipients who have lost work and income because of COVID-19 can exempt a portion of the Government of Canada’s Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), if they receive it. This means a portion of the CERB payment will not affect their provincial benefits.
Maximum income exemptions for AISH clients who receive the CERB
Table 1. AISH exemptions
|AISH exemptions||Fully exempt||25% exempt|
|Single||Up to $300||Remaining amount|
|Family (client with spouse and/or dependents)||Up to $875||Remaining amount|
Maximum income exemptions for Income Support clients who receive the CERB
Table 2. Income Support exemptions (expected to work and barriers to full employment)
|Income support exemptions||Fully exempt||25% exempt|
|Single adult household||Up to $230||Remaining amount|
|Two adult household||Up to $115 per adult||Remaining amount|
|Amount earned by each dependent not in school, defined by the Education Act||Up to $350 per dependent||Remaining amount|
For more information about the exemptions, call your AISH or Income Support caseworker, or the Alberta Supports Contact Centre at 1-877-644-9992.