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People with disabilities who live in New Brunswick who meet the necessary age and financial requirements may be eligible for Income Assistance. Income Assistance provides financial assistance to those who qualify.

Each step involved in the application process for Income Assistance will be described in detail in this guide.

Benefit information

This process may take you several months from start to finish

This website helps you go through the application process step-by-step. You can take your time on each step. You can leave the site and come back later when you have more time, energy, and the documents you may need in a step.

If you are approved for to receive the Income Assistance

  • You will receive $786 per month for a single person without dependents
  • You could be eligible for additional supports such as:
    • Health Cards
    • Emergency Fuel Benefit
    • Emergency Special Benefits
    • Medical Transportation

I am Indigenous. Is the journey different for me?

If you are a resident of a reserve, you are not eligible to apply for Income Assistance. If you are an Indigenous person living off reserve, you will be required to apply for all other benefits you may receive, such as benefits from the federal government.

What province are you from?

Knowing your province helps us make this tool the best experience for you.

Important information about benefits for Indigenous Peoples

If you are Indigenous there are many things that affect the benefits you can get and the dollar amounts you can get from them. These include the agreements your band or governing body has with provincial, territorial, and federal governments. Before applying to any benefits, you should speak with your governing body, if applicable.

AFOA Canada and Prosper Canada are currently seeking funding to develop an online tool that serves the needs of Indigenous people living in Canada.