Income Assistance Rate Table

Effective: October 1, 2017

The asterisk indicates the most recent rate table changes
Support Rate Shelter
Maximum
Unit
Size
A B C D E F G H
1 *$335.00 *$382.92 N/A *$631.42 N/A N/A N/A N/A $375.00
2 *$407.22 *$552.06 *$475.58 *$800.56 *$1,049.06 *$772.08 *$523.58 *$496.22 $570.00
3 *$501.06 *$646.06 *$475.58 *$894.56 *$1,143.06 *$772.08 *$523.58 *$590.06 $660.00
4 *$501.06 *$646.06 *$475.58 *$894.56 *$1,143.06 *$772.08 *$523.58 *$590.06 $700.00
5 *$501.06 *$646.06 *$475.58 *$894.56 *$1,143.06 *$772.08 *$523.58 *$590.06 $750.00
6 *$501.06 *$646.06 *$475.58 *$894.56 *$1,143.06 *$772.08 *$523.58 *$590.06 $785.00
7 *$501.06 *$646.06 *$475.58 *$894.56 *$1,143.06 *$772.08 *$523.58 *$590.06 $820.00

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 for each additional dependant after unit size 7.
  • In cases where the family unit consists of a couple where one adult only receives OAS/GIS/Allowance and the Senior's Supplement and the family receives top up from BCEA, the system will automatically deduct these payments. Deductions are first taken from the family’s support portion, then the shelter portion. Any remaining entitlement will be paid by the system [for the OAS/GIS and Senior’s Supplement rates, see Rate Tables – Senior’s Supplement].
The asterisk indicates the most recent rate table changes
Key Effective October 1, 2017, rates for:
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, 2017