The following sources of regular income are not to be included in the calculation of available resources for applicants or clients, except for those receiving assistance under Section 4(4):
- Assistance with Rental Costs subsidies
- Child Tax Benefit
- Foster Home Payments
- GST Credit
- Subsidized Adoption Payment
- Child Support Payments
- Donations - Donations are tangible items of basic need such as food, clothing and household and personal articles that are provided to a client by family, friends or community agencies. The department would not consider donations as income regardless of the frequency in which they are received.
- The portion of money provided by the Minister of Training and Employment Development under the Training and Skills Development Program that is not intended to be spent for an item of basic need.
- Mental Health rent subsidies to clients
Some Lump Sum Payments and Assets such as those to HIV/AIDS infected hemophiliacs, thalidomide victims and their survivors; compensation payments to Japanese Canadians or victims of sexual abuse; while usually exempt, must be considered for those applying for assistance under Section 4(4).
Money given to a client as a result of fundraising events is not considered as income or asset to determine eligibility for basic assistance and need not be entered in NB Case. This money is only considered to determine eligibility for special benefits.
Money given by Mental Health to one of their clients to help them with their rent will not be considered as income or as an asset in determining eligibility for basic assistance.