Community and Social Services is launching a new, user-friendly online application for the Income Support program today on June 8, 2022. The online application can be accessed at
The new easy-to-use application means Albertans can apply for benefits 24/7 from anywhere using a computer or mobile device. Other improvements include enabling applicants to submit required documents online and save their partially completed application so they can return to it later.
The enhancements to the Income Support system align with the new online application for the Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) program, which launched in May
Today, most people expect to be able to access the services and supports they need through computers and mobile devices; however, we recognize some people continue to require in-person services. In-person services remain available for those who need them and can be accessed by calling or visiting the local Alberta Supports office. Alberta Supports location and contact information can be found at
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Click here for more information: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/emergency-wage-subsidy.html
As a Canadian employer who has seen a drop in revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for a subsidy to cover part of your employee wages. This subsidy will enable you to re-hire workers, help prevent further job losses, and ease your business back into normal operations.
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You only need to have accumulated 420 hours of insurable employment during your qualifying period to qualify for EI benefits.
If you were assessed a violation, you may need more insurable hours to qualify for benefits. The required amount rises based on the number and seriousness of misrepresentations that have been recorded in the 5-year period before the start of your claim.
You will need between 420 and 700 hours of insurable employment based on the unemployment rate in your area during the qualifying period to qualify for regular benefits:
Once you have determined the unemployment rate in your area, see the table below for the number of hours required.
Look up EI Economic Region by Postal Code to find out the unemployment rate in your region and the number of hours to qualify for regular benefits.
If you received a notice of violation regarding prior EI benefit periods, the number of insurable hours required to qualify is increased.
The number of hours is shown in the following table:
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