Presentation on theme: "The West Central Women’s Resource Centre H.O.M.E.S Program Presents Employment & Income Assistance."— Presentation transcript:
The West Central Women’s Resource Centre H.O.M.E.S Program Presents Employment & Income Assistance
Basic Assistance Your RightsHealth Employment & Education
Row 1, Col 1 This is the basic amount of assistance single people without children can receive through EIA, not including shelter cost What is $195 per month?
1,2 You have the right to bring this with you when applying for assistance or meeting with your worker What is a person to be present with you?
1,3 These are the health benefits that you are entitled to under EIA What are prescription drugs, eye care and dental?
1,4 This is the amount of exempt income permitted in the calculation of the monthly budget What is $200 dollars plus 30% per month?
2,1 This is the amount of shelter assistance a single adult may receive per month What is up to $285 per month? (plus $35 for private rental accommodations)
2,2 This is your right if you are treated unfairly, poorly, or unprofessionally by your worker What is the right to speak with a Supervisor?
2,3 This item can be used for direct billing of drug benefits and certain dental and optical services What is a Health Services Card?
2,4 EIA considers these types of money as exemptible income What is the Child tax benefit, Universal child benefit, G.S.T. rebate, residential schools compensation and working income tax benefit?
3,1 This the amount you are entitled to for K - 6 children’s school supplies What is $60 per child?
3,2 This is your right when changes or decisions are made regarding your case What is to receive the changes in writing?
3,3 You need this to have medications covered by EIA What is a Prescription?
3,4 These funds are available to help with job-readiness such as job interviews, work boots, etc. What is clothing/accessory money?
4,1 This is how often you can receive money for new bedding What is every 3 years? (every 7 years for a bed)
4,2 You have the right to deny these people entry into your home if no appointment has been made What are EIA Investigators or your worker?
4,3 General assistance recipients must wait this long to qualify for basic health coverage (not including prescriptions) What is 6 months?
4,4 This is the Job Seekers Allowance provided to single people and couples without children. What is $25 dollars per month?
5,1 You can do this any time of the year if your utilities cost more than your EIA budget allows and you pay your utilities out of your pocket What is reconcile your utilities? (this could give you more money in your pocket!)
5,2 This is your right if EIA: doesn’t allow you to apply for assistance, takes too long to make a decision, says you do not qualify, makes any changes to your benefits or if the benefits you are receiving aren’t enough to meet your needs What is the right to appeal?
5,3 This is how often you can receive new glasses What is every 3 years? (eye exams every 2 years)
5,4 This is the amount EIA will contribute to subsidized child care What is $1 dollar for each child per day? (this amount can be exceeded if subsidized child care is not available)