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Subsidized Housing Considered Social Assistance? 

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Posted On: 12/5/2017
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Could be Subsidized housing qualify as a social assistance?
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Posted On: 12/21/2017
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be interested in this type of information.


If you are referring to the sponsorship application process, as you may already know, in order to sponsor a spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner, the sponsor does not have to meet a minimum income requirement.
The sponsor cannot be receiving social assistance or be an undeclared bankrupt.

It does not state that you have to wait a certain amount of time after stopping, instead, you cannot be receiving social assistance at the time of your application or during your sponsorship application process.

In terms of whether or not subsidized housing is considered social assistance, it is best that you would contact the subsidized housing provider directly to find out since how they consider it can vary from one municipality to another.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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