|Example of Proposed Increase for single person|
November 13, 2018
Support Bill 26 Indexing social assistance to the cost of living
We hope that people will support our government to pass Bill 26. The bill will give small increases to social assistance programs like Assured Income for Severely Handicapped (AISH), Alberta Works and Seniors Supports.
The bill will also index those programs to the cost of living. In other words, as the cost of living goes up, the amount of money people get will go up too.
Indexing benefits will help to make sure people do not fall further behind in the future. We hope the community will get behind supporting this first step as we continue to advocate for even better social assistance programs.
To learn more about the proposed increases, visit this link.