Seniors, families with children under 18, and Albertans on core support programs can get $600 to help with rising cost of living.

As part of the affordability Action Plan, millions of Albertans struggling with inflation and the high cost of living can apply for the Affordability Payment Program until June 30, 2023.

  • Families with household incomes under $180,000 can apply for $600 per child under 18.
  • Seniors who have household incomes under $180,000 and do not receive the Alberta Seniors Benefit can apply for $600 per person.
  • Anyone receiving monthly benefits through AISH, Income Support, Alberta Seniors Benefit or services through Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) will automatically get their personal $600 payment, but will need to apply for additional payments if they have kids under 18.
  • Federal benefit recipients (Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security) can still apply if they do not receive the provincial Alberta Seniors Benefit.

You can apply using the link below or go into your neighbourhood Registry office to complete the application if you are not comfortable with using the online process.