AISH Payment Dates 2024 – Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped Payout Schedule 

The AISH program offers financial aid to severely disabled Alberta residents who can’t work. Payments are now made four business days before the 1st of each month, aiding financial planning and avoiding late fees. If the 1st is a weekend or holiday, payment is on the prior business day.

AISH Payment Dates 2024

The Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) program provides financial assistance to eligible Alberta residents with severe disabilities who are unable to support themselves through employment. 

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AISH recipients now receive their monthly payments four business days before the first of each month. This change was implemented to provide recipients with more time to manage their finances and avoid late fees.

AISH recipients now receive their monthly payments four business days before the 1st of each month. This allows for better financial planning and avoids late fees. If the 1st falls on a weekend or holiday, the payment will be issued on the last business day of the preceding month.

AISH Payment Schedule 2024

The list of assistance Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) Payment Dates and the days between payments are:

February 2024

  • Payment Date: 02-01-2024 (Thursday)
  • Days Between Payments: 41 days (from the previous payment date)

March 2024

  • Payment Date: 02-26-2024 (Monday)
  • Days Between Payments: 24 days

April 2024

  • Payment Date: 03-25-2024 (Monday)
  • Days Between Payments: 27 days

May 2024

  • Payment Date: 04-25-2024 (Thursday)
  • Days Between Payments: 30 days

June 2024

  • Payment Date: 05-28-2024 (Tuesday)
  • Days Between Payments: 32 days

July 2024

  • Payment Date: 06-25-2024 (Tuesday)
  • Days Between Payments: 27 days

August 2024

  • Payment Date: 07-26-2024 (Friday)
  • Days Between Payments: 30 days

September 2024

  • Payment Date: 08-27-2024 (Tuesday)
  • Days Between Payments: 31 days

October 2024

  • Payment Date: 09-24-2024 (Tuesday)
  • Days Between Payments: 27 days

November 2024

  • Payment Date: 10-28-2024 (Monday)
  • Days Between Payments: 33 days

December 2024

  • Payment Date: 11-26-2024 (Tuesday)
  • Days Between Payments: 28 days

AISH Payment Eligibility Criteria for 2024

To be eligible for AISH benefits in Alberta for 2024, you must meet the eligibility criteria mentioned below:

  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • You must be a citizen of Canada or an Alberta permanent resident.
  • You cannot be residing in a correctional facility or certain mental health facilities.
  • You must suffer from a serious and probably irreversible medical condition.
  • This medical condition must be the main reason you cannot earn a living, not other factors like education level.
  • A medical assessment will be conducted to determine eligibility.
  • AISH considers your income and assets (yours and your spouse’s or common-law partner’s, if applicable).
  • The total market value of all non-exempt assets cannot exceed $100,000.
  • You must report all income sources, including Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPP-D), Employment Insurance (EI), and Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) benefits.
  • There is no minimum income requirement, but your income and assets cannot exceed the limits set by the program.
  • You can work while receiving AISH benefits, as long as your earnings fall within the program’s guidelines.

Applying for AISH Payments 2024

The Alberta government allows you to apply for AISH benefits online. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

  • Go to the Alberta government’s AISH online application portal:
  • Click on “Register Now” and follow the on-screen instructions to create an account. 
  • Once logged in, select “Apply for AISH” to begin the online application process.
  • The online form will guide you through various sections, collecting information about your:
    • Personal details
    • Residency status
    • Medical condition and limitations
    • Income and assets
    • Contact information for references
  • Take your time and answer all questions accurately and completely.
  • The online portal will allow you to upload scanned copies of your required documents directly. Make sure every document is readable and clear. 
  • Thoroughly review all the information you have entered to ensure its accuracy.
  • Once satisfied, submit your completed application electronically.
  • An email recognizing the submission of your application will be sent to you.
  • An AISH caseworker may contact you for further information or clarification on your application.

AISH Payment Amounts 2024

The AISH program offers two main types of benefits:

  • Living Allowance: This is the core benefit provided to AISH recipients living in the community. As of January 1, 2024, the maximum monthly living allowance is $1,863.
  • Modified Living Allowance: This benefit applies to AISH recipients residing in government-owned and operated group homes. It consists of two components:
    • Personal Allowance: This provides for personal expenses, with a set monthly amount.
    • Accommodation Rate: This covers the cost of room and board in the group home, established under the Continuing Care Act.

The exact amount of your AISH benefit in 2024 will depend on your specific circumstances:

  • Living Situation: If you live in the community, you’ll receive a living allowance (up to $1,863).
  • Cohabitation: If you cohabit with a partner, your AISH benefit may be reduced if your partner has non-exempt income.
  • Modified Living Allowance: If you reside in a government group home, you’ll receive the modified living allowance, with a personal allowance and a specific room and board rate.
  • Dependents: If you have dependent children living with you, you may be eligible for additional benefits per child.

What should I do if I don’t receive my AISH Payment Amount on Time?

Here is what you should do if you haven’t received your AISH payment on time:

Consider Processing Time:

  • If it’s still within a reasonable timeframe from the expected deposit date (especially if you receive your payment by cheque), allow some additional time for processing, particularly if the payment date falls on a weekend or holiday.

Contact Alberta Supports:

  • If you’ve confirmed the payment date has passed and you haven’t received your AISH benefit, the next step is to contact Alberta Supports.
  • You can reach them through the following methods:
    • Phone: 1-877-644-9992 (toll-free in Alberta)
    • Website: (look for the “Contact Us” section)

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