Social Assistance Policies

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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 (replaced by the general policy on Home Visits November 3, 2020)
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
5.1.1 Shelter Rates - Rents and Mortgages
5.1.2 Family, Seniors and Social Housing Rental Rates
5.1.3 Shelter - Shared Accommodations
5.3 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 Allowances for Persons in Family Violence Shelters
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
7.3 Appeals
7.5 Prosecutions
7.6 Credit/Service Authorization
7.7 Interoffice File Transfers
7.8 Applicant File Transfers

Date de publication : 
le 30 Juin 2021
Développement social et Logement

Renseignements généraux

Ministère de la Développement social et Logement
Immeuble Jones, 2e étage
11, rue Kent
C.P. 2000
Charlottetown (Î.-P.-É.) C1A 7N8

Téléphone : 902-620-3777
Sans frais : 1-866-594-3777
Télécopieur : 902-894-0242

DeptSDH@gov.pe.ca