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					AISH Facts                                                                            AiSH
                                                                     Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped




Who can receive AISH?
The Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) program will provide financial
assistance (living allowance), supplementary assistance (child benefits and personal benefits) and
health-related assistance (health benefits) to you if you are an adult with a disability that
substantially limits your ability to earn a livelihood. Your disability has to be permanent (e.g. you have
exhausted all opportunities for rehabilitation and training).

What benefits are provided?
AISH Living Allowance
As an AISH client, you are eligible to receive a maximum monthly living allowance of $1,188.
The amount you will receive will depend on your and your cohabiting partner’s income.

Modified Living Allowance
If you are an AISH client who lives in a facility (e.g. nursing home), you are eligible to receive a
maximum monthly modified allowance (Modified AISH) consisting of an accommodation rate plus a
maximum personal allowance of $315. The amount you will receive each month will depend on your
and your cohabiting partner’s income. For more information regarding
accommodation rates, see the Living in a Facility Tip Sheet.

Health Benefits
As an AISH client, you, your cohabiting partner and dependent children will also receive health
benefits including dental, optical, prescription drugs, essential diabetic supplies, emergency
ambulance services and exemption from the Alberta Aids to Daily Living co-pay fee.

What benefits are provided?
In addition to the living allowance and health benefits, you may be eligible to receive a child
benefit or personal benefits. To be eligible, you and your cohabiting partner must have $3,000 or less
in assets (or be in circumstances of financial hardship), demonstrate a need for the benefit and
cannot be eligible to receive the benefit from another program or source.




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Information regarding the Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped
Program is available at www.seniors.gov.ab.ca/aish or by calling the
AISH Information Line toll-free at 1-866-477-8589 or 780-644-1364 in the
Edmonton area. You can also call 310-0000 to be connected to an AISH
office nearest you.                                                                              DS1492 (2010/04)

				
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