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Social Assistance

Social assistance is financial support under the Social Services Act. You can receive support for your upkeep and for other items that you need to have a reasonable standard of living.

Help with your upkeep is called income support and consists of a standard (the national standard) plus reasonable costs for other common needs such as housing and household electricity.

Items not included in income support are other living expenses. These are things that are not part of income support but are necessary.

Frequently asked questions about social assistance