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Income Assistance appointments in January

30 December 2021

Public Service Announcement

Income Assistance appointments in January

Due to increased cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut, Income Assistance appointments will be done by phone as much as possible in January with in-person appointments only as needed. This is meant to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our communities and to keep everyone safe.

If you do not already have an appointment, call your local office to set one up. Please leave a message if there is no answer, and you will be called back. You will be advised if the appointment will be in-person or by telephone. If you did not see an Income Assistance worker in December, you will need to email, text or drop off your documents.

If you do not have access to a phone, please go directly to the Income Assistance office during your appointment time, unless you have been asked to isolate by public health. Masks and strict physical distance will be mandatory. Due to COVID-19, there is only one person allowed in the Income Assistance office at a time.

No physical cheques will be issued. You may choose between direct deposit or direct-to-store options. To choose direct deposit, you will need to provide your bank information to your Income Assistance Worker. If you choose the direct-to-store method, the payment will be available for you at the store of your choice after 1:00 p.m. the following day.

Please follow the stores guidelines on physical distancing and the number of community members allowed in at a time.

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Media Contact:

Kakki Peter
Iviqtippalliajut Implementation Advisor
Department of Family Services
867- 975-5206
kpeter@gov.nu.ca