Social AssistanceThe Social Assistance Program helps Islanders meet their basic needs when they are unable to provide for themselves. The program provides benefits on a case-by-case basis to Islanders who meet the program eligibility requirements according to the Social Assistance Act, Social Assistance Regulations and the Social Assistance Policy Manual.
Islanders can apply for assistance to meet their basic needs. These may include food, shelter, personal expenses, home rehabilitation, medical, dental and optical care and assistance with funeral costs.
Social Assistance rates vary depending on specific circumstances, such as the number of dependants in the household and whether the person applying for social assistance owns his or her own home.
Contact a social assistance office for more information and to apply.