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The VOICE of Albertans with Disabilities June 2017

June 2017 - Newsletters
AISH Update
   In November 2016, the Auditor General released a report to recommend improvements to the AISH program.  Here are three recommendations that outline the commitment to Albertans to make the AISH program better.
1) Improve Program Accessibility
  • make the AISH program information more accessible and user friendly.
  • simplify the AISH application form. The new simplified AISH application form should be available by July 31, 2017.
  • improve the internal AISH application process.
2) Set Service Standards and Improve Eligibility 
  • Procedures and Guidelines
  • set standards for application processing times.
  • improve communication with applicants who are not eligible for AISH.
  • support staff decision-making through enhanced training and supports.
  • track and analyze appeal panel decisions.
  • review all eligibility policies...to provide clarity and transparency.
  • strengthen internal oversights and implement the Ministry’s Internal Audit recommendations.
3) Improve Reporting on Efficiency
The following indicators will be monitored and publically reported on:
  • efficiency/timeliness of program delivery.
  • effectiveness of program delivery.

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