Hardship Assistance Rate Table

Hardship Support

Effective: October 1, 2017

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 *$335.00
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 *$382.92
Sole applicant/recipient and no dependent children Applicant/recipient is 65 or more years of age *$631.42
Sole applicant/recipient and one or more dependent children Applicant/recipient is under 65 years of age *$475.58
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 *$523.58
Sole applicant/recipient and one or more dependent children Applicant/recipient is 65 or more years of age *$772.08
Two applicants/recipients and no dependent children Both applicants/recipients are under 65 years of age *$407.22
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 *$496.22
Two applicants/recipients and no dependent children Both applicants/recipients are under 65 years of age and both have persistent multiple barriers to employment *$552.06
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 *$800.56
Two applicants /recipients and no dependent children Both applicants/recipients are 65 or more years of age *$1,049.06
Two applicants/recipients and one or more dependent children Both applicants/recipients are under 65 years of age *$501.06
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 *$590.06
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 $646.06
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 $894.56
Two applicants/recipients and one or more dependent children Both applicants/recipients are 65 or more years of age *$1,143.06
 

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.

This webpage was last updated: October 1, 2017