Income Assistance Basics:

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This course is designed to teach you about the basics of Income Assistance (IA). It will provide an overview of the program including eligibility requirements, application process, and appeal process. It will also discuss pertinent issues including income and assets, employment plan, living arrangement, supplements and benefits. ~ 4 hours
Module 1 Overview
Unit 1 Welcome  
Unit 2 Prior Knowledge Quiz  
Unit 3 Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction  
Unit 4 Income Assistance Program Overview  
Unit 5 Regular Income Assistance  
Unit 6 QUIZ  
Module 2 Eligibility for Income Assistance
Unit 1 Eligibility  
Unit 2 Citizenship Requirement  
Unit 3 Underage Applicants  
Unit 4 Living on a Reserve  
Unit 5 Being a Student  
Unit 6 Sanctions  
Unit 7 QUIZ  
Module 3 Applying for Income Assistance
Unit 1 Documents Needed  
Unit 2 Application  
Unit 3 What's Next?  
Unit 4 QUIZ  
Module 4 Employment Plans and Related Issues
Unit 1 Employment Plan  
Unit 2 Quitting or Refusing a Job  
Unit 3 Reduction of Benefits  
Unit 4 QUIZ  
Module 5 Living Arrangements
Unit 1 Family Composition  
Unit 2 Roommates, Room and Board, Living with Parents  
Unit 3 QUIZ  
Module 6 Income and Assets
Unit 1 Earned and Unearned Income  
Unit 2 Earning Exemption  
Unit 3 Assets  
Unit 4 Monthly Report  
Unit 5 QUIZ  
Module 7 Benefits, Programs and Supplements
Unit 1 Medical Benefits  
Unit 2 General Supplements and Programs Overview  
Unit 3 Crisis Supplements Overview  
Unit 4 Security and Pet Deposits  
Unit 5 QUIZ  
Module 8 Hardship Assistance
Unit 1 Hardship  
Module 9 Appeal
Unit 1 Stage 1  
Unit 2 Stage 2  
Unit 3 Appeal Process Summary  
Unit 4 QUIZ  
Module 10 Review
Unit 1 Review  
Unit 2 QUIZ  
Unit 3 Thank You  

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Quick Reference Guides:

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Training Information

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Tenancy Basics – Jul 05, 2023
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