Proposed legislation from the AB government.   Bill 26 will increase core and supplementary benefits for AISH, going up each year to keep up with inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index, if passed.

The bill increases the maximum monthly core benefit rate for a single person covered by AISH to $1,685 from $1,588. If passed, Bill 26 would take effect Jan. 1, 2019. The legislation would mark the first increase to AISH benefits since 2012. The legislation would increase savings limits to match general eligibility criteria for AISH. Benefit - core rate examples for single people with no children

Current rate

New rate on Jan. 1

AISH

$1,588

$1,685

Income Support (expected to work)

$627

$745

Income Support (barriers to full employment)

$809

$866

Income Support (learners)

$847

$866

Alberta Seniors Benefit

$280

$285

Min. monthly disposable income for seniors in the lodge program

$315

$322