Income Assistance Rate Table

Effective: May 1, 2022

The asterisk indicates the most recent rate table changes

Support Allowance

 
Support Allowance
Unit
Size
A B C D E F G H
1 $560 $610 N/A $860 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2 $955 $1,055 $710 $1,255 $1,505 $1,010 $760 $1,005
3 $1,055 $1,155 $710 $1,355 $1,605 $1,010 $760 $1,105
4 $1,055 $1,155 $710 $1,355 $1,605 $1,010 $760 $1,105
5 $1,055 $1,155 $710 $1,355 $1,605 $1,010 $760 $1,105
6 $1,055 $1,155 $710 $1,355 $1,605 $1,010 $760 $1,105
7 $1,055 $1,155 $710 $1,355 $1,605 $1,010 $760 $1,105

Shelter Allowance

Size of Family Unit

Minimum Shelter Allowance 

Maximum Shelter Allowance

1 person

*$75

$375

2 persons

*$150

$570

3 persons

*$200

$665

4 persons

*$225

$715

5 persons

*$250

$765

6 persons

*$275

$815

7 persons

*$300

$865

 
 
Key  
A Employable singles, couples, and two-parent families where all adults are under 65 years of age.
B Singles, couples, and two-parent families where all adults meet the Persons with Persistent Multiple Barriers (PPMB) criteria and all are under 65.
C Employable one-parent families where the parent is under 65.
D Singles, couples, and two-parent families where one adult is aged 65 years or older.
E Couples and two-parent families where both adults are aged 65 years or older.
F One-parent families where the parent is aged 65 or older.
G One-parent families where the parent meets the Persons with Persistent Multiple Barriers (PPMB) criteria and is under 65.
H Couples and two-parent families where one adult meets the PPMB criteria and all are under 65.

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.
  • Families of two or more that include someone on Old Age Security (OAS) are entitled to a maximum shelter allowance for the family size.
  • *If actual shelter costs are less than the minimum shelter allowance, the minimum shelter allowance will be provided.
  • *Minimum shelter allowance increments continue to increase by an additional $25 for each additional dependant after unit size 7.
  • Maximum shelter allowance increments continue to increase by an additional $50 for each additional dependant after unit size 7.

This webpage was last updated: May 1, 2022