Income Assistance Rate Table

Effective: October 1, 2021

The asterisk indicates the most recent rate table changes

 
Support Rate Shelter
Maximum
Unit
Size
A B C D E F G H
1 $560 *$610.00 N/A *$860 N/A N/A N/A N/A $375
2 *$955 *$1,055 *$710 *$1,255 *$1,505 *$1,010 *$760 *$1,005 $570
3 *$1,055 *$1,155 *$710 *$1,355 *$1,605 *$1,010 *$760 *$1,105 *$665
4 *$1,055 *$1,155 *$710 *$1,355 *$1,605 *$1,010 *$760 *$1,105 *$715
5 *$1,055 *$1,155 *$710 *$1,355 *$1,605 *$1,010 *$760 *$1,105 *$765
6 *$1,055 *$1,155 *$710 *$1,355 *$1,605 *$1,010 *$760 *$1,105 *$815
7 *$1,055 *$1,155 *$710 *$1,355 *$1,605 *$1,010 *$760 *$1,105 *$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.
  • Families of two or more that include someone on Old Age Security (OAS) are entitled to a maximum shelter rate for the family size.
  • Shelter increments continue to increase by an additional $35 (*$50 as of October 1, 2021) for each additional dependant after unit size 7.
 
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.

This webpage was last updated: October 1, 2021