Help Sheet 13 • Rate Amounts for PWD and PPMB Benefits
If I live in a housing Co-op can I include insurance payments in my shelter costs?
Yes, all Co-op members are homeowners and must have insurance. If you are living
in a Co-op and are not receiving the shelter maximum, talk to the Ministry about your monthly insurance premiums.
What if I have shared custody of a dependant child?
You may receive an extra allowance for each child that stays with you for more than
40% of each month. To qualify, you must have either a shared custody court order or a shared parenting agreement.
Q. What if I own my home and need to renegotiate the terms of my mortgage. How will this affect my shelter allowance? A. MSDSI can provide you with the maximum shelter allowance that you are eligible for based on your monthly mortgage payments and other available shelter costs (see page 2). It is a good idea to talk to the Ministry or an advocate before you change any of your mortgage financing.
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