(Introduction excerpt from the guide)
The AISH program
The Assured Income for Severely Handicapped (AISH) program provides financial and health benefits to eligible adult Albertans with a permanent medical condition that prevents them from earning a living.
If you are eligible for AISH you may receive:
- a monthly living allowance – money to pay for your living costs such as food, rent and utilities
- a monthly child benefit – money to assist you with raising your dependent children
- health benefits – assistance to cover health needs for you, your spouse or partner and your dependent children
- personal benefits – money over and above your monthly living allowance for specific needs such as a special diet or assistance in an emergency
This guide will help you learn more about the AISH program and benefits. You can also get information from any AISH office listed at the end of this guide, the Alberta Supports Contact Centre, or the AISH Policy Manual at humanservices.alberta.ca/AWonline/AISH/7180.html.
Your Guide to AISH contains general information about the Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) program and reflects what is in AISH legislation, regulations and the AISH Policy Manual. If there are any differences between what is in this document, the policy manual and the legislation and regulations, the legislation and regulations shall prevail.
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