Hardship Assistance Rate Table

Hardship Support

Effective: May 1, 2021 

The asterisk indicates the most recent rate table changes

Family Unit Composition

Age of Applicant or Recipient

Maximum Amount of Support

Sole applicant/recipient and no dependent children

Applicant/recipient is under 65 years of age

*$560

 

Sole applicant/recipient and no dependent children

Applicant/recipient is under 65 years of age and a person who has persistent multiple barriers to employment

*$607.92

 

Sole applicant/recipient and no dependent children

Applicant/recipient is 65 or more years of age

*$856.42

 

Sole applicant/recipient and one or more dependent children

Applicant/recipient is under 65 years of age

*$700.58

 

Sole applicant/recipient and one or more dependent children

Applicant/recipient is under 65 years of age and a person who has persistent multiple barriers to employment

*$748.58

 

Sole applicant/recipient and one or more dependent children

Applicant/recipient is 65 or more years of age

*$997.08

 

Two applicants/recipients and no dependent children

Both applicants/recipients are under 65 years of age

*$857.22

 

Two applicants/recipients and no dependent children

One applicant/recipient is a person who has persistent multiple barriers to employment, the other is not a person who has persistent multiple barriers and both applicants/recipients are under 65 years of age

*$946.22

 

Two applicants/recipients and no dependent children

Both applicants/recipients are under 65 years of age and both have persistent multiple barriers to employment

*$1,002.06

 

Two applicants/recipients and no dependent children

One applicant/recipient is under 65 years of age and the other is 65 or more years of age

*$1,250.56

 

Two applicants /recipients and no dependent children

Both applicants/recipients are 65 or more years of age

*$1,499.06

 

Two applicants/recipients and one or more dependent children

Both applicants/recipients are under 65 years of age

*$951.06

 

Two applicants/recipients and one or more dependent children

One applicant/recipient is a person who has persistent multiple barriers to employment, the other is not a person who has persistent multiple barriers and both applicants/recipients are under 65 years of age

*$1,040.06

 

Two applicants/recipients and one or more dependent children

Both applicants/recipients are under 65 years of age and both have persistent multiple barriers to employment

*$1,096.06

 

Two applicants/recipients and one or more dependent children

One applicant/recipient is under 65 years of age and the other is 65 or more years of age

*$1,344.56

 

Two applicants/recipients and one or more dependent children

Both applicants/recipients are 65 or more years of age

*$1,593.06

 

 
 

Hardship Shelter

Size of Family Unit Maximum Shelter Allowance
1 person $375
2 persons $570
3 persons $660
4 persons $700
5 persons $750
6 persons $785
7 persons $820
8 persons $855
9 persons $890
10 persons $925
 

Notes:

  • All rates are monthly.
  • In addition to the support allowance, families may also receive a monthly payment for each child under 19 years of age. For more information, see Child Benefits Top-up Supplement.
  • Shelter increments continue to increase by an additional $35 for each additional dependant after unit size 10.

This webpage was last updated: June 24, 2021