Income Support Employment Stability Pilot Employment Stability Continuation Bonus Intent:
30 November 2023
Income and Employment Support Policy and Procedure Manual Income Support Employment Stability Pilot Employment Stability Continuation Bonus Intent: To provide an overview of the Income Support Employment Stability Continuation Bonus for recipients who commence and maintain continuous employment. [...] Income and Employment Support Policy and Procedure Manual Employment Stability Continuation Bonus start dates are: o December 1, 2023 - recipients employed on or before December 1, 2023; o First day of employment - recipients employed after December 1, 2023; o Date of reporting/discovery - recipients whose employment is reported/discovered a significant time after their actual start date; o Exce. [...] To qualify for an Employment Stability Continuation Bonus, recipients must: o Have been in receipt of Income Support benefits prior to maintaining employment or have been eligible for a supplement from Income Support prior to achieving full-time employment; o Have secured paid employment, with or without the assistance of Employment and Training Programs or a community partner. [...] Unpaid employment or volunteer work does not qualify; o Report earnings (net earnings for self employed recipients) in every 30 day assessment period (including earnings received at a later date for a portion of a previous assessment period); or o Work all available weeks of employment in a seasonal industry, where no other employment options are available in the immediate area. [...] The season cannot be less than 60 days (which is the allowable overlap period) and the recipient must return to work in the subsequent season(s), in order to have the time worked added together for consideration of a Continuation Bonus.