The Department of Education, Culture and Employment has increased the allowance for elderly and disabled people receiving income assistance.

The income assistance program provides financial support to people 19 years of age and over with expenses related to age or disability. The allowances increased from $300 to up to $405 a month as of April 1.

Meaghan Richens

Meaghan Richens is from Ottawa, Ont., and grew up in Perth. She moved to Yellowknife in May 2018 after completing her bachelor’s degree in journalism at Carleton University. She writes about politics,...

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