Social Assistance Policies

General Policies

1.1 Program Description
1.2 Delegated Authority
1.3 Documentation Requirements

Application Policies

2.1 Application for Assistance - General
2.1.1 Family Violence
2.2 New Applications
2.3 Re-Application/Reviews
2.4 Home Visits
2.5 Young Parents

Eligibility Policies

3.1 Eligibility - General
3.2 Cohabitation
3.3 Separations
3.4 Minors Living Apart from Parents
3.5 Transient Persons
3.6 Employable Persons
3.7 Repudiation of Employment
3.8 Persons on or in Support of a Strike
3.9 Post-Secondary Education or Skills Development Program
3.10 Payments to Agents
3.11 Medical Assessments - Disabled Applicants
3.12 Calculation of Eligibility/Benefit
3.13 Emergency Assistance
3.13.1 Emergency Assistance - Credit/Service Authorization
3.14 Change in Circumstances
3.15 Transition to Employment (540 Kb)

Financial Resources Policies

4.1 Family Resources
4.2 Liquid Assets - Short-Term Assistance
4.2.1 Liquid Assets - Long-Term Assistance
4.3 Assets - Real or Personal Property
4.4 Income Exemptions
4.5 Income - Dependents at School
4.6 Federal Income Programs
4.6.2 Recovery of Retroactive Payments
4.7 Income - Employment Insurance Penalties
4.8 Income - Self-Employment
4.9 Income - Gratuities (Tips)
4.10 Income - Roomers and/or Boarders
4.11 Income - Rental of Property

Expenses Policies

5.1 Shelter - Rent/Mortgage
5.1.1 Shelter Allowance - Rent/Mortgages
5.1.2 Family, Seniors and Social Housing Rental Rates
5.2 Shelter - Shared Accommodation
5.3 Shelter - Room and Board
5.3.1 Schedule of Benefits to Persons in Room and Board
5.4 Food Allowance
5.5 Utilities
5.6 Clothing
5.6.1 Household Supplies
5.6.2 Personal Requirements
5.6.3 Pre-Added Budget
5.7 Prescription Drugs
5.8 Pregnancy Food Allowance
5.10 FCHP - Dependent Students Living Away From Home
5.11 Local Transportation

Expenses - Special Needs Policies

6.1 Special Need Expenditures - General
6.2 Utilities - Installation and Deposit
6.3 Transportation
6.3.1 Transportation - Out-of-Province Medical Services
6.4 Expenses Incidental to Special Care
6.4.1 Medical Supplies
6.5 Personal Comfort Allowance
6.5.1 Personal/Clothing Allowance for Residents of Anderson House
6.6 Housekeeping or Home Care
6.6.1 Disability Allowance
6.6.2 Respite Care
6.6.3 Special Resources for Supported Living
6.7 Visual and Optical Care
6.8 Dental Benefits
6.9 Hearing Aids
6.10 Furniture/Appliances - Purchase or Repair
6.11 Expenses - Special Needs: Repairs to Property
6.11.1 Special Needs: Home Maintenance and Minor Repairs
6.12 Expenses Incidental to Education - Dependents
6.13 Arrears - Shelter/Utilities
6.13.1 Arrears - Property Tax
6.14 Burial Expenses

Administration/Control Policies

7.1 Misappropriation of Social Assistance Benefits by Applicants
7.2 Overpayments - In Pay
7.2.1 Overpayments - Out of Pay
7.3 Appeals
7.4 Case Audits
7.5 Prosecutions
7.6 Credit/Service Authorization
7.7 Interoffice File Transfers
7.8 Applicant File Transfers

Published date: 
February 27, 2017
Social Development and Housing

General Inquiries

Department of Social Development and Housing
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

DeptSDH@gov.pe.ca