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Applying for Income Support

The quickest way to apply for Income Support is to complete a telephone application by contacting the appropriate toll free # for your region. You also have the option of applying by mail by completing the following forms: Income Support Application PDF (342 KB) and Rights, Responsibilities and Client Consent Form. PDF (102 KB) You and your spouse (if applicable) must complete and sign these. It is important to read the Release Form carefully as your signature allows the Department to contact other agencies in order to verify information.

If you apply by telephone, a copy of the completed application will be sent to you for your signature. To ensure that it is processed in a timely manner, please sign and return it along with any requested documents to the following address:

Document Processing Unit
Department of Advanced Education and Skills
P.O. Box 8790
St. John's, NL A1B 5E4

Your application is valid for 30 days; if required documents are not provided within that time, you may have to complete a new application. You will be advised if further information is required. Once the application and documents are received, decisions on eligibility for benefits are normally made within five (5) working days.

Avalon

Department of Advanced Education and Skills
Toll-free: 1-877-729-7888
TTY: 1-888-380-2299

Central

Department of Advanced Education and Skills
Toll-free: 1-888-632-4555
TTY: 1-877-292-4205

Western

Department of Advanced Education and Skills
Toll-free: 1-866-417-4753
TTY: 1-888-445-8585

Labrador

Department of Advanced Education and Skills
Toll-free: 1-888-773-9311
TTY: 1-866-443-4046

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