Depending on your needs, ability to work and size of your family, you may get money for:
- basic expenses like food, clothing and shelter
- special diets
- utility connection fees
- work-related expenses
- unexpected emergencies
- costs to leave family violence
- school expenses for children
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:
24-hour Emergency Income Support Contact Centre
Get emergency financial assistance to help with basic needs like shelter, food, clothing and transportation.