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Changes to Low Income Monthly Pass Program


Beginning Monday March 18 there are new and different ways that will allow customers to purchase a Low Income Calgary Transit Monthly pass for $44. They are listed below and include the documents, letters, and information you will be required to provide.

  • Alberta Works (Income Support)
    • Documentation Required
      • Current Alberta Health Benefit Card.
      • Provide proof of residence
      • Eligibility will be for 6 months and then you must re - apply.
  • Alberta Works (Child Health Benefit and Learners)
    • Documentation Required
      • A letter from Alberta Works that verifies approval of benefits and shows an expiry date and the Alberta Works Health Benefits Card.
      • Provide proof of residence
  • Letter from a Social Worker Registered in Alberta
    • Documentation Required
      • A letter from a registered Alberta Social Worker (RSW) stating accurately the household or individual income of the applicant.
      • The letter must be dated within the previous 30 days.
      • The letter must also include the name and a Calgary address of the applicant.
      • Eligibility will be for 6 months and then you must reapply.
  • Customers in the Resettlement Assistance Program
    • Documentation Required
      • Provide a copy of the Resettlement Assistance Program form.
      • Provide proof of residence

 

Youth Low Income Monthly Transit Pass

Youth between the ages of 6 and 17 are now eligible to apply and receive the Low Income Monthly Transit pass.

Along with the eligibility requirements noted above:

  • All youths listed as dependents of customers that have already been accepted into the program are now approved to purchase the Low Income pass. The original person that applied and was approved into the program must go to the Calgary Transit Customer Service Centre or City Hall Cashiers and add you as an eligible dependent. They must also bring a photocopy of your photo ID.
  • Youth not living at home and attending school may bring in a letter from the principal or guidance councillor of their school. The letter must be written on the schools letterhead and must verify the residence of the youth. Eligibility period will be for 6 months.
  • An approval letter from the Child and Youth Support Program of Alberta Children’s Services dated within the previous 30 days. Unless there is an expiry date on the letter the eligibility period will be for 6 months and then you must reapply.
  • The Alberta Child Health Benefits card provided by Alberta Children’s Services. Unless there is an expiry date on the card the eligibility period will be for 6 months and then you must reapply.


NOTE:
Current eligibility requirements also remain in effect. Customers may still apply and reapply for the Low Income Monthly Pass program by using the prior year’s income tax assessment or reassessment along with family income. Proof of residency and photo ID is required for all customers applying for the program.

AISH recipients require photo ID and their Health Benefits card with an X classification.   


Low Income Monthly Transit Pass Application Low Income Monthly Pass 2013 - Application.pdf   (78 KB)


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