Hardship Assistance Rate Table


Hardship Support

Effective: October 1, 202

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

*$610

Sole applicant/recipient and no dependent children

Applicant/recipient is 65 or more years of age

 

*$860

Sole applicant/recipient and one or more dependent children

Applicant/recipient is under 65 years of age

*$710

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

*$760

Sole applicant/recipient and one or more dependent children

Applicant/recipient is 65 or more years of age

 

*$1,010

Two applicants/recipients and no dependent children

Both applicants/recipients are under 65 years of age

*$955

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

 

*$1,005

Two applicants/recipients and no dependent children

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

*$1,055

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

 

*$1,255

 

Two applicants /recipients and no dependent children

Both applicants/recipients are 65 or more years of age

 

*$1,505

Two applicants/recipients and one or more dependent children

Both applicants/recipients are under 65 years of age

*$1,055

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

 

*$1,105

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

*$1,155

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

*$1,355

Two applicants/recipients and one or more dependent children Both applicants/recipients are 65 or more years of age

*$1,605

 

Hardship Shelter

Size of Family Unit

Maximum Shelter Allowance

1 person

$375

2 persons

$570

3 persons

*$665

4 persons

*$715

5 persons

*$765

6 persons

*$815

7 persons

*$865

 
 

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 (*$50 as of October 1, 2021) for each additional dependant after unit size 7.

This webpage was last updated: October 1, 2021