On-Reserve Income Assistance program

Complex application

Tax filing not required

The On-Reserve Income Assistance program provides financial assistance to eligible residents of Yukon to cover daily living costs and access pre-employment supports. A one-time hardship relief benefit is also available to help recipients cover essential living expenses. The benefit is available to those receiving Income Assistance and is administered by First Nations, communities, and organizations in Yukon.

To be eligible for On-Reserve income assistance, you must:

  • Be a resident of an on-reserve community or be a Status Indian living in Yukon
  • Need basic or special financial assistance
  • Have no other source of funding to meet your basic needs

To apply for the On-Reserve Income Assistance program, contact your community's band office or the Yukon regional office.

The application process may vary depending on your location.

There is no set deadline for applying for the On-Reserve Income Assistance program. You can apply at any time.

Last updated: January 10, 2023