Term: Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) Program

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2020-05-12

Definition:

A provincial program of last resort for people who need help to meet basic personal and family needs. Wherever possible, the program is aimed at helping people find a job or get back to work. Eligibility for income assistance is determined by a test of need. The total financial resources of the household are compared to the total cost of basic necessities as defined in the Employment and Income Assistance Act and Regulation. Applicants must be in financial need for the monthly cost of basic needs such as food, clothing, personal needs and household supplies; some medical costs; housing (rent) and utilities; and some special costs for adults with disabilities.

Source: Manitoba Family Services and Labour. Employment and income assistance program. http://www.gov.mb.ca/fs/assistance/eia_faq.html. Accessed August 15, 2012. Note: This web page is no longer accessible.

NOTE: The government department responsible for this program has undergone a few name changes over time. Before 2012, the department was called Manitoba Family Services and Labour. In 2012, applications for Income Assistance (IA) were reviewed by the Manitoba Department of Entrepreneurship, Training and Trade. Then it was called the Department of Jobs and the Economy. Currently, this program is the responsibility of the Department of Families. For more information, please see the Families - Employment and Income Assistance Program website at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/fs/eia/index.html - accessed May 12, 2020.

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  • Manitoba Family Services and Labour. Employment and income assistance program. http://www.gov.mb.ca/fs/assistance/eia_faq.html. Accessed August 15, 2012.(View)

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