Social Assistance Program

The Social Assistance Program helps you meet your basic needs when you cannot. The program provides help on a case-by-case basis to people who meet the requirements.

What will the Social Assistance Program help me pay for?

Social Assistance will assist you in paying for:

  • food
  • shelter
  • medications
  • basic dental
  • glasses
  • funeral costs

How much money am I eligible for?

The amount of money you can get depends on how much money you make, how many children you have and if you own your own home or rent.

For more information and to apply, contact a social assistance office nearest to you:

Access Centre

Phone Number








902- 838-0728


902- 687-7170

Published date: 
April 23, 2015
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General Inquiries

Department of Family and Human Services
2nd Floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: (902) 620-3777
Toll-free: 1-866-594-3777
Fax: (902) 368-4740