Social Assistance Policies

General Policies

1.1 Delegated Authority
1.2 Eligibility
1.3 Cohabitation
1.5 Transient Persons

Support Plan Policies

2.1.1 Family Violence
2.2 Case Plans

Employment Policies

3.1 Employable Persons
3.2 Exemptions from Employment
3.3 Refusal of Employment or Training 
3.4 Post-Secondary Education & Skills Development Training
3.5 Employment Transition Allowance
3.6 Transition to Employment Benefit
3.7 Transitional Support Benefits

Eligibility Policies

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

Financial Resources Policies

4.1 Family Resources
4.2 Assets
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
5.1.1 Shelter Rates - Rents and Mortgages
5.1.2 Family, Seniors and Social Housing Rental Rates
5.1.3 Shelter - Shared Accommodations
5.1.4 Living with Parents & Relatives
5.3 Shelter - Room and Board
5.3.1 Schedule of Benefits to Persons in Room and Board
5.4 Basic Unit Rates
5.5 Utilities
5.7 Prescription Drugs
5.8 Pregnancy Food Allowance
5.9 Communication
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 Allowances for Persons in Family Violence Shelters
6.6 Housekeeping or Home Care
6.7 Visual and Eye Care
6.9 Hearing Aids
6.10 Furniture and Appliances
6.11 Expenses - Special Needs: Repairs to Property
6.11.1 Special Needs: Home Maintenance and Minor Repairs
6.12 School Age Allowance
6.13 Arrears - Shelter/Utilities
6.13.1 Arrears - Property Tax
6.14 Funeral Expenses

Administration/Control Policies

7.1 Misappropriation of Social Assistance Benefits by Applicants
7.5 Prosecutions
7.6 Credit/Service Authorization
 

Published date: 
September 29, 2022
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