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.

Download the Social Assistance Handbook to help understand the basic information on the Social Assistance Program.


To find out if there are supports available to you or someone you know, please contact the Social Assistance Program.

Call toll-free in Prince Edward Island: 1-877-569-0546
Published date: 
November 18, 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