Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH)


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If you have a permanent medical condition, AISH may be a good options for you.

Eligibility for AISH

  • You have a medical condition that substantially limits your ability to earn a living
  • Your medical condition is likely to remain permanent
  • There is no medical treatment, therapy, rehabilitation or training available that will help improve your ability to earn a living
  • You are at least 18 years old
  • You are not in a correctional facility or some mental health facilities such as Alberta Hospital Edmonton
  • You meet financial eligibility criteria

What you may get

Depending on your situation, you may get:

  • a monthly living allowance – money to pay for your living costs such as food, rent and utilities
  • a monthly child benefit – money to assist you with raising your dependent children
  • health benefits – assistance to cover health needs for you, your spouse or partner and your dependent children
  • personal benefits – money over and above your monthly living allowance for specific needs such as a special diet or assistance in an emergency

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