Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH)

Contact Info:, 1‑877‑644‑9992

AISH provides financial and health benefits to eligible Albertans with a disability.

You may receive:

  • monthly living allowance - money to pay for your living costs such as food, rent and utilities
  • monthly child benefit - money to assist you with raising your dependent children
  • health benefits - assistance to cover health needs for you, your spouse or partner and your dependent children
  • personal benefits - money over and above your monthly living allowance for specific needs such as a special diet or assistance in an emergency

You may be eligible if:

  • you have a disability that substantially limits your ability to earn a living
  • your disability is likely to remain permanent
  • there's no training, rehabilitation or medical treatment that will help you to work enough to earn a living
  • you're at least 18 years old and not eligible to receive an Old Age Security pension
  • you live in Alberta and are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • you aren't in a correctional facility or some mental health facilities such as Alberta Hospital Edmonton
  • you meet financial eligibility criteria

For more information:

Phone: 1-877-644-9992 (Toll-free) or 780-644-9992 (Edmonton)

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Disclaimer: The MS Society is an independent, voluntary health agency and does not approve, endorse or recommend any specific product or therapy but provides information to assist individuals in making their own decisions. For specific information and advice, please consult your personal physician. Read our full privacy policy.