You may qualify for Income Support if you:
- Are 18 years of age or older.
- Live in Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Submit an application for benefits.
- Are determined to be eligible according to a financial assessment.
Income Support benefits are considered as the last possible option for income. If there is potential for income from another source (for example, Employment Insurance or Canada Pension Plan), you must first get that income before applying for Income Support.
You may be able to get Income Support even if you are working.
Social Insurance Number
- confirmation of SIN letter
- plastic SIN card (non-expired)
The quickest way to apply for Income Support is to complete a telephone application by contacting the appropriate toll free # for your region:
Toll-free: 1-877-729-7888 TTY: 1-877-292-4205
Toll-free: 1-888-632-4555 TTY: 1-877-292-4205
Toll-free: 1-866-417-4753 TTY: 1-877-292-4205
Toll-free: 1-866-449-3144 TTY: 1-877-292-4205
A Client Services Officer will gather information from you, such as: date of birth, Social Insurance Number, family composition, living arrangements, income and financial assets to complete the telephone application and a preliminary (first) eligibility assessment.
Visit the Applying for Income Support page for details on how to apply for benefits.