Social Assistance Policies

General Policies

1.1 Delegated Authority
1.2 Eligibility
1.3 Cohabitation
1.5 Transient Persons
1.6 Emergency Assistance
1.7 Family Violence

Support Plan Policies

2.2 Case Plans
2.3 Credit/Service Authorization

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

3.12 Calculation of Eligibility/Benefit

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 Basic Unit Rates
5.2 Shelter
5.3 Shelter - Rents and Mortgages
5.4 Shelter - Shared Accommodations
5.5 Living with Parents or Relatives
5.7 Prescription Drugs
5.8 Utilities
5.8 Pregnancy Food Allowance
5.9 Communication

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 Care Allowances
6.5.1 Allowances for Persons in Family Violence Shelters
6.6 Housekeeping or Home Care
6.7 Visual and Eye Care
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
6.16 Damage Deposits

Administration/Control Policies

7.1 Misappropriation of Social Assistance Benefits by Applicants
7.5 Prosecutions

 

Published date: 
April 12, 2024
Social Development and Seniors

General Inquiries

Department of Social Development and Seniors
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

DeptSDS@gov.pe.ca