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Provincial Evacuation Payments

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Some important information on Emergency Evacuation Payments from the Province.

Alberta residents who have had to leave their primary residences because of mandatory wildfire evacuation orders may be eligible for a one-time evacuation payment to help with accommodations, food and other necessities.

Eligible families will receive:

  • $1,250 for each adult
  • $500 for each dependent under the age of 18

Application and Eligibility

To apply, visit https://evacuationpayment.alberta.ca/.

You may qualify for the evacuation payment if you:

  • had to leave your primary residence home for 7 days or more due to an evacuation order. (Secondary residences and recreational properties are not eligible)
  • are 18 years or older (payments are also available for dependants)

The Province has confirmed that those impacted by both recent evacuations in Edson and Yellowhead County have reached the 7-day threshold and are now eligible.

More details on the program can be found here - https://www.alberta.ca/emergency.aspx.