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Social Assistance

MISSION

We encourage self-sufficiency and independence by promoting individuals employability and training potential.  We ensure last-resort benefit payments are available to Listuguj Mi’gmaq on reserve residents.  We provide special benefits that are not covered under the basic needs.

WELFARE APPLICANTS

 

Applications are taken as follows:

Monday-Wednesday

8:30am to 4:30pm

(applications are not taken Thursday & Friday)

 ITEMS NEEDED BEFORE APPLYING

  • Proof of layoff or proof of last source of income
  • Quebec Medical card (and of children where applicable)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Band card
  • Social Insurance Card
  • Rent receipt, hydro bill or band receipt
  • Income tax return
  • Band statement (3 months prior to date of application)

OBJECTIVES

  •  To provide financial benefits in the form of last-resort assistance to on-reserve Listuguj community native members.
  • Partner with other community resources (LMDC).
  • To implement the Framework Policy (FN Income Security Regulation.)
  • To provide counseling services and/or referrals to clients who may be experiencing financial difficulties.
  • To encourage self-sufficiency through the promotion of education, skills and human personal development.
  • To maintain efficient and quality operations including administrative accountability in an atmosphere of professionalism and confidentiality.
  • To provide opportunities to enhance the skills, knowledge, and overall efficiency of the Social Assistance Counselors.
  • To reduce overlap and duplication by simplifying and administration of benefits for children.