Affordability Payment Program

Easy application

Tax filing required

The Affordability Payments Program is a financial support for Albertans struggling with inflation and high costs. It will be available until June 30, 2023. You can get this support if your household income is less than $180,000, you can get $600 for each child under 18, and if you are a senior in the same income bracket, you can get $600 each. Some people who are already receiving government benefits will automatically get $600, but they need to apply separately if they have children under 18 years to receive additional payments.

You may qualify for the Affordability Payment Program in the following cases:

  • if you are a senior (at least 65 years old by June 30, 2023) with a household income under $180,000, you can get $600 per senior in your household.
  • If you are caring for a child and your household income is under $180,000, you can get $600 per child under 18.
  • If you are receiving core benefits or support, such as AISH, Income Support, Alberta Seniors Benefit, Persons with Developmental Disability services, and Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Disability, you will automatically receive $600 per eligible person without having to apply. You will need to apply for an additional payment if you are caring for a child.

Use the Create Application tool to find out if you are eligible for this benefit, or to create your application.

Social Insurance Number

For example:

  • confirmation of SIN letter
  • plastic SIN card (non-expired)

To apply for the Affordability Payment Program:

  • Answer questions about your household to determine eligibility.
  • Sign in with your pending or verified Account to fill out your application securely. If you don't have an account, you can create one by providing a valid Alberta Driver's License or ID. Make sure to have your Social Insurance Number and your spouse or partner's (if applicable) ready to complete your family's application.

Last updated: April 20, 2023