Alberta’s Auditor General says that the province is failing the severely handicapped.
Merwan Saher says these people cannot earn a living on their own, in his new report, saying the Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped program is filled to the brim with poor oversight, bad decision making and red tape.
AISH provides living allowance for those deemed that their disability impedes them from working.
Saher adds that a high percentage of applicants who get rejected, will get their money if they fight in the appeals process.
He says that shows it’s clear the whole thing is flawed fundamentally.
Human Services Minister Irfan Sabir says he accepts the report and says work is underway.
He calls the mess the former PC government left “a broken ship.”