Income Support Employment Stability Pilot Enhanced Earnings Exemptions and Overlap Intent:
30 November 2023
Income and Employment Support Policy and Procedure Manual Income Support Employment Stability Pilot Enhanced Earnings Exemptions and Overlap Intent: To clarify enhancements to Earnings Exemptions and Benefit Overlap, so that higher amounts of earned income can be retained and more support offered in the transition from full Income Support to earned income. [...] As of December 1, 2023, when a recipient contacts the Department Procedure: and advises that they have started work, the following procedure should be followed : The CSO must suspend the file from recurring pay and issue a 30 day overlap of benefits based on the date that the recipient started work (with consideration given to any rent/mortgage overlap that may have already been provided). [...] When the initial mailback form is received (by the Mailback Unit), if the recipient is still working, the CSO must issue the second 30 day overlap of benefits. [...] After the 60 day overlap period, earnings from the previous month will be used to project the recipient’s income into the next 30 day assessment period to determine if there is eligibility for an Income Support supplement. [...] If the income is less than the requirements, the recipient is eligible for a supplement to their earnings.