Part of Income Support

Income Support – What you get

Depending on your needs and situation, you may qualify for assistance with a number of basic living expenses and other benefits.

Available benefits

Depending on your needs, ability to work and size of your family, you may get money for:

The Financial Benefits Summary provides a more detailed breakdown of available Income Support benefits.

Income Support recipients also receive health benefits along with:

Health benefits include diabetes supplies (Read the Coverage Maximums for Diabetes Supplies fact sheet and Continuous Glucose Monitors).

Working while receiving income support

Income Support recipients are encouraged and supported to work. You keep all of your wages and only a portion of your earnings are taken into account when calculating your Income Support benefits.

Income supports payment dates

The monthly payment for Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) and Income Support (IS) occurs four days prior to the first of the month. If this day falls on a holiday or weekend, benefits will be paid on the previous business day.

Read the AISH and Income Support payment dates


Contact your caseworker for all related Income Support questions.

If you do not know how to reach your caseworker, contact your local Alberta Supports Centre.

Alberta Supports Contact Centre

Connect with the main Alberta Supports Contact Centre:

Hours: 7:30 am to 8 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Toll free: 1-877-644-9992
Email: [email protected]

24-hour Emergency Income Support Contact Centre

Get emergency financial assistance to help with basic needs like shelter, food, clothing and transportation.

Hours: 24/7
Toll free: 1-866-644-5135
Email: [email protected]

You can now apply online to the Income Support Contact Centre to receive emergency food benefits via Interac e-Transfer. Once you have provided the required information, you will be asked to call the Income Support Contact Centre to confirm your eligibility.

Apply at MyAlberta Emergency Benefits to start the online application process.

Report suspected fraud

Report fraudulent behaviour or abuse of funds.

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