Applying for Funding

Once you turn 18, you won't be able to receive children's services and funding anymore. Alberta has two programs that offer funding to adults. Start by making a list of services that you use now. Then decide what else you might need and learn more about what each program offers.

Important things to know:

Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH)

  • AISH provides money for living and medical expenses to adults with a disability or chronic health condition.
  • To qualify, your condition must be permanent and severely limit your ability to earn a living.
  • Start applying for AISH at least 6 months before you turn 18, because it is a two-step process.
  • You will need to have a bank account in your own name. Money cannot be deposited into your parent's account.
  • For more information, call 403-297-8511 or go to their website.

Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD)

  • PDD funds services that allow adults with developmental disabilities to live, work and access services or programs in the community.
  • To qualify, you must have an IQ of 70 or less.
  • Even though funding doesn't start until you turn 18, start applying for PDD when you turn 16.
  • You will need your school records and functional and psychological assessments done.
  • For more information call 403-297-5011 or go to their website.

To receive funding from PDD or AISH, you must meet certain terms or conditions.