Income Support, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Contact Info:, 1‑709‑729‑2480

The Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour provides financial benefits and other services to eligible low income people to assist in meeting daily living expenses.

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

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