Newfoundland Income Support

Department of Advanced Education and Skills



Income Support Benefits include basic and non-basic financial supports such as:

Basic Benefits:

  • Family and Individual Benefit (to assist with expenses such as food, clothing, personal care, household maintenance and utilities)
  • Shelter (Including rent and mortgage)

Non-Basic Benefits (eligibility may vary according to your personal circumstances):

  • Municipal Tax Payments
  • Eye Exams and Prescription Glasses
  • Medical Transportation
  • Private Childcare (related to employment or training)
  • Expenses for Burials

The application form for income assistance is the same for applying for income assistance for persons with disabilities.