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Income Support Caseload, Alberta

Description

This Alberta Official Statistic describes the monthly Income Support caseload in Alberta, including two client groups: those expected to work and those who have barriers to full employment. Income Support provides financial benefits to individuals and families who do not have the resources to meet their basic needs, like food, clothing and shelter. The caseload is defined as the number of households categorized as Expected to Work (ETW) or Barriers to Full Employment (BFE) during a specific reporting period. Most commonly, this is reported as the average volume for a specific period of time (e.g. annually). The composition of the caseload is made up of single individuals, lone-parent families, couples with children and couples without children.

Tags
AOS Alberta Official Statistics Welfare

Title and Dataset Information

Alternative Title

Income Support Assistance

Date Modified

2017-02-16

Update Frequency

Monthly

Publisher / Creator Information

Creator
Human Services
Publisher

Human Services

Subject Information

Start Date

2005-04-01

End Date

2016-12-31

Spatial Coverage

Alberta

Resource Dates

Date Created

2017-02-16

Date Added to catalogue

2015-05-13T19:27:29.651070

Date Issued

2014-09-19

Date Modified

2017-02-16

Date Archived

N/A

Audience information

Identifiers

External Identifier

N/A

Usage / Licence

Usage Considerations

Income Support provides financial benefits to individuals and families who do not have the resources to meet their basic needs. It is not possible to identify the percentage of people in Alberta on Income Support from the information in the Alberta Official Statistic. The Alberta Official Statistic presents households receiving support payments for a specific month and presents the average monthly caseload from April 2005 to the present. A household could consist of one or more members and the composition of the caseload is made up of single individuals, lone-parent families, couples with children and couples without children. Income Support caseloads are most commonly reported as the average volume for a specific period of time. Beginning April 2012 Income Support caseload data are extracted from the Strategic Information Environment (SIE). Data in the SIE are dynamic and subject to change as source information is updated. Income Support caseload data extraction occurs the month following the reported month to ensure a more accurate and reliable number. Claimants eligible for receiving support over a period of months are counted in the totals for each month they receive Income Support. The monthly figures represent caseloads eligible for receiving Income Support payments during a particular month. The level of financial assistance varies depending on each individual's situation. Cases that qualify for Income Support are often in the following situations: People who have difficulty working because of a chronic mental or physical health problem or because of multiple barriers to employment. People who are looking for work, working or unable to work in the short-term. People who need upgrading or training so they can get a job. This Alberta Official Statistic does not include Albertans who have been classified as Learners.

Contact

Contact Name

Office of Statistics and Information

Contact Email

osi.support@gov.ab.ca

Contact Other

(780) 427-2071