SOCIAL ASSISTANCE
AND
RELATED PROGRAMS

("SARP")

1994

(Archive copy for historical purposes only)

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TABLE OF CONTENTS


1. Introduction + historical background of this report + jurisdictional matters + a summary of what you'll find in each of the chapters below.

2. Eligibility

2.1 General Statements
2.2 Residence Requirements
2.3 Transients
2.4 Low Wage Earners
2.5 Strikers
2.6 Unemployed Employables
2.7 Aged Persons
2.8 Physically or Mentally Disabled Persons
2.9 Widowed, Deserted, Separated or Divorced Parents
2.10 Unwed Parents
2.11 Foster Children and Wards
2.12 Students
2.13 Institutionalized Persons and their Spouses
2.14 Emergency Situations
2.15 Immigrants, Indians and Non-Indians Living on Reserves
2.16 Business Persons, Farmers and Self-Employed Persons

3. Income

3.1 Transfers, Pensions and Allowances
3.2 Salaries, Wages and Training Allowances
3.3 Income from Self-Employment
3.4 Income from Tenants, Roomers or Boarders
3.5 Alimony, Maintenance, Foster Payments, Inheritances, Investments, etc.
3.6 Insurance Benefits, Gifts, Contributions, etc.
3.7 Income of Students/Dependent Children
3.8 Unemployment Insurance/Social Assistance Interface
3.9 Miscellaneous Provisions

4. Assets

4.1 Liquid Assets
4.2 Real Assets
4.3 Transfer of Assets

5. Benefit Structure

5.1 Types of Assistance
5.2 Basic Assistance
5.3 Assistance for Special and Supplementary Needs
5.4 Social Assistance Indexing Provisions

 

 


* Major Changes in Social Assistance from January 1993 to September 1994
NOTE : This 14-page summary of changes to provincial-territorial social assistance was based in part on the ongoing updates to the Social Assistance and Related Programs report. There were no further updates to this information after September 1994.

 


6. Related and Supplementary Programs

6.1 Provincial Income Assistance Programs for Seniors

Nova Scotia - Special Social Assistance
Ontario - GAINS-A
Manitoba - 55 Plus - A Manitoba Income Supplement
Saskatchewan - Saskatchewan Income Plan
Alberta - Alberta Seniors Benefit
- Widows' Pension
British Columbia - GAIN for Seniors Supplement
Yukon - Seniors' Income Supplement Benefits
N.W.T. - Senior Citizens' Benefits

6.2 Selected Federal Income Security Program Rates

- Old Age Security
- Child Tax Credit
- Federal Family Allowances
- Canada Pension Plan/Québec Pension Plan
- War Veterans' Allowance/Civilian War Allowances

6.3 Programs for Families and the Disabled

Nova Scotia - Diabetic Assistance
New Brunswick - Assistance for the Payment of Rent or Board and Lodging Expenses
Québec - Family Allowance
- Allowance for Handicapped Children
- Allowance for Young Children
- Allowance for Newborn Children
- Parental Wage Assistance Program
Ontario - GAINS-D (for the Disabled)
- Handicapped Children's Benefits
Manitoba - Child Related Income Support Program
Saskatchewan - Family Income Plan
Alberta - Family Allowances
- Guardian Social Allowance
- Assured Income for the
- Severely Handicapped
British Columbia - GAIN Handicapped Benefits

7. Administration

7.1 Legislation and Administering Authority
7.2 Commencement of Benefits
7.3 Confidentiality
7.4 Verification
7.5 Review of Caseload
7.6 Delivery of Payments
7.7 Payment to a Trustee
7.8 Overpayments and Recovery of Assistance
7.9 Offenses and Penalties
7.10 Provincial-Municipal Cost-Sharing
7.11 Appeals

8. Definitions

8.1 Family Unit
8.2 Single Person
8.3 Dependant
8.4 Common-law Union

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