The VOICE of Albertans with Disabilities discusses Auditor General of Alberta report on AISH Program deficiencies. He concluded that “the Department of Human Services is unable to demonstrate that the AISH Program is efficient. The AISH application process favours people who are good at completing forms and are persistent. Assessing eligibility takes too long, and the department cannot be sure its staff’s decisions are consistent. With its existing reporting process, the department does not know what it needs to change to improve the program.” He gave recommendations to improve the AISH Program.
The Alberta Disabilities Forum struck the AISH Benefit working group to look at how Albertans with disabilities are impacted by the amount of monthly income provided by the AISH program. The ADF AISH Benefit working group distributed a survey to their member organizations to hear the perspectives of Albertans who participate in the AISH program.
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