Available benefits

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

The Financial Benefits Summary (PDF, 228 KB) provides a more detailed breakdown of available Income Support benefits.

Income Support recipients also receive health benefits along with:

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.


Contact your Income Support worker for all related Income Support questions.

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

Alberta Supports Contact Centre

To 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: css.ascc@gov.ab.ca

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
Fax: 780-422-9681
Email: css.iscc@gov.ab.ca