Provincial Evacuation PaymentsPosted on
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.