Employment Income – Income Assistance Recipients

Families on Regular Income Assistance and Persisten Multiple Barriers, and Person With a Disabilities (PWD) who have a “Dependent child who is not a full-time student” or “provide room and board, babysit other children in the home, or operate a small business part time” must declare these as Earned Income. The process for exemptions is slightly different for PWD families where the earnings exemptions are calculated over one year rather than monthly. Click here to read the full policy or an excerpt below or the Earning Exemptions policy. The government can change policies so please click on the links to ensure you have the latest information. I am just trying to highlight certain aspects of the government’s policies.

Effective: September 1, 2015

Also see Policy – Deductions from Earned Income.

Transients are not eligible for the following exemptions to earned income.

Description Income Status Treatment Income Type
All family units eligible for income assistance who are not listed below Earned $200 per month exemption

(must have been in receipt of income assistance or disability assistance for the previous month.)

01 – Employment Income

02 – One Time Net Earnings

All family units with a dependent child or who are caring for a supported child Earned $400 per month exemption

(must have been in receipt of income assistance or disability assistance for the previous month.)

01 – Employment Income

02 – One Time Net Earnings

A recipient in the family unit is a person with persistent multiple barriers Earned $500 per month exemption

(must have been in receipt of income assistance or disability assistance for the previous month. )

01 – Employment Income

02 – One Time Net Earnings

Family units with a dependent child with a severe disability or who care for a supported child with a severe disability where the disability of the child precludes a parent from working outside the home for more than 30 hours per week – for example, provide room and board, babysit other children in the home, or operate a small business part time Earned $500 per month exemption

(must have been in receipt of income or disability assistance for the previous month.)

01 – Employment Income

02 – One Time Net Earnings

Dependent child who is a full-time student Not considered income Exempt 01 – Employment Income (end date the same day)
Dependent child who is not a full-time student Earned Earned income of dependent child would be added to the total earned income for the family unit and the appropriate earnings exemption would apply based on the family unit configuration as described above.

(Family unit must have been in receipt of income assistance or disability assistance for the previous month.)

01 – Employment Income

02 – One Time Net Earnings

CIHR Earned Exempt 01 – Employment Income

02 – One Time Net Earnings

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