Niigaaniin Application Process

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THE APPLICATION PROCESS: 

Your first step in the application process is to contact the Niigaaniin Office in your Community. Visit our Niiganiin home page for contact details. Your application is dated to when that first call is made. 


You will be contacted by a case worker and given a date and time to fill out an application. You will be asked to bring in the following documentation:

  • Birth Certificate 
  • Status Card 
  • Health Card 
  • Social Insurance Card 
  • Bank Account Information 
  • Record of Employment 
  • Income Tax Assessments 
  • Spousal or Child Support Records 
  • Shelter Costs (which can include utility bills or a rental agreement) 
  • Address and Employment Information for the Past 12 Months 
  • Confirmation of School Attendance if Necessary 
  • Asset Details Such as Vehicle Insurance and Registration 


This information needs to be verified in order to become or remain eligible for social assistance. The next step of the application process is called the Intake Appointment.


THE INTAKE APPOINTMENT: 

You and if applicable your spouse and/or any of your dependent adults over the age of 18 will be asked a series of questions to evaluate your level of assistance. This appointment also ensures that all information given such as residence, and if applicable school enrollment, is up to date and correct. 


An application is not complete until the application and all accompanying forms are completed by you, if applicable your spouse and any dependent adults in your family. 

Once you have a complete application, you will receive a notice of decision regarding your eligibility for assistance within four working days. 

If your application is incomplete, you will have ten working days to obtain and submit the outstanding information needed to process your application. This notice can be in writing, in person, mailed, faxed or e-mailed.