Financial Planning -> Government Benefits - Alberta
Alberta Government Benefits, Programs and Services
Congratulatory Messages - request scrolls or congratulatory messages from Alberta dignitaries for wedding anniversaries and birthdays.
For congratulatory messages from the Prime Minister, Governor General, or Her Majesty the Queen see Government Benefits - Canada.
Consumer Protection and Complaints - learn your rights as a consumer, and how to protect yourself.
Unclaimed Property - A central registry administered by Alberta Finance and Enterprise, Tax and Revenue Administration (TRA), will provide a searchable directory for unclaimed property.
Child and family benefits provided by federal and provincial/territorial governments.
Canada Benefits Finder - information for students - Use this tool to find financial aid, bursary and scholarship and other information for students.
Residential Access Modification Program (RAMP) - Grants of up to $5,000 are available to eligible wheelchair users to modify their home to be more wheelchair accessible.
Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) - financial and health benefits for eligible Albertans with a permanent medical condition that prevents them from earning a living. On June 11, 2018, Bill 5, The Act to Strengthen Financial Security for Persons With Disabilities, came into force, and applies on and after April 1, 2018. This allows persons with disabilities to be the beneficiary of a trust without affecting their eligibility for the AISH program. See news release: Proposed AISH Act changes allow financial security (March 19, 2018).
Resources for Seniors - Federal/Provincial/Territorial - including benefits finder, care options, financial abuse, frauds and scams, and much more.
Seniors and Housing - prgrams and services to support the well-being and quality of life of seniors and help Albertans access affordable housing.
Alberta Seniors' Benefit (ASB) Program - income-based program providing cash benefits for eligible seniors aged 65+.
Alberta Seniors Supports - financial assisstance and other supports for seniors, caregivers and service providers.
Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program (SPTDP) - allows eligible senior homeowners to defer all or part of their property taxes through a low-interest home equity loan with the Alberta government.
Revised: February 16, 2021
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