Do I qualify for financial assistance?

You’ll need to meet the income requirements described in the question below. When your income falls under the threshold of $18,490 for your tax year, you will receive a small amount of assistance. For more information about how much assistance you may qualify for, see the Assistance program for low and middle income individuals.

I don’t live in Canada. Can I qualify for financial assistance?

Yes. You may qualify for an Income Support (ISC) program if you are:

a Canadian resident

a recipient of Public Assistance (PAP) in Canada

a person receiving a income support supplement from other provinces or territories of Canada because of an amount that is exempt (e.g. pension, widow’s pension, and survivor annuity)

A person who is an applicant for the CPP or QPP may be eligible for an Income Support (ISC). Also, you may qualify for a small amount of financial assistance if you are:

a recipient of a QPP or other cash assistance program offered to adults who do not work or are aged 18 to 70 for the purposes of calculating the monthly amount of income support

a person living in Manitoba

the spouse or common-law partner of a person who is an applicant for the CPP or QPP

a person who is an applicant for the CPP or QPP (or both)

I have a disability. Do I qualify for financial assistance?

A person who is experiencing a physical or mental impairment and who, for reasons set out by the Canadian Association of Association (CA). has been identified as having a disability under the Mental and Physical Impairments Act is also eligible for assistance. You can learn some more information about this program on the Mental and Physical Impairments website at: The Canadian Mental Health Association website

Please note the following:

An income support supplement may not be a qualifying requirement to qualify for the Income Support (ISC) program.

An income support supplement will not be considered income after the income is reduced. If the amount of income support supplements reduced a previous month’s benefits by $6, this means that all benefits (including the first of each month) reduced by $6 will have been paid by that same date. This can cause problems when a person receives an income support supplement.

For example, if the person takes out another $11 per week supplement (due to the increase in earnings) on top of his own $11 per week income support