Provincial Services

Provincial Services administers income benefits and shelter assistance programs throughout the province. The branch provides assessment and processing of subsidies for the following programs:

55 PLUS - A Manitoba Income Supplement

The 55 PLUS Program, a Manitoba Income Supplement provides quarterly benefits to lower-income Manitobans who are 55 years of age and over and whose incomes are within certain levels. Eligibility is based on income reported in your tax return from the previous year. Applications can be submitted anytime during the year. Learn more about the 55 PLUS program and how to apply for benefits.

Child Care Subsidy

The Early Learning and Child Care Program provides subsidies for child care fees. For families that apply and qualify, the program pays part of the child care fees to the child care facility. The family pays the rest. Provincial Services is responsible for the adjudication and administration of the Program child care subsidy application process. Learn more about Child Care Subsidy.

Children's Opti-Care Program

The Children's Opti-Care Program helps families, who receive the Manitoba Child Benefit (MCB), pay some of the cost for their children's glasses. The program only applies to glasses that are bought in Manitoba after January 1, 2012. Learn more about the Children's Opti-Care Program.

Disability and Health Supports Unit

The Disability and Health Supports Unit (DHSU) has responsibility for the review of disability and health related supplies, equipment, and nutritional and diet supplements for Manitobans enrolled in the Employment and Income Assistance, Children’s disABILITY Services and Community Living and disABILITY Services programs. Learn more about the DHSU.

Health Services

The Health Services program provides dental, optical and chiropractic benefits to individuals enrolled on the Employment and Income Assistance or children under the care of a child and family service agency. Questions about the services provided should be directed to a client’s health care professional or their case coordinator/counsellor. Learn more about Health Services.

Manitoba Child Benefit

The Manitoba Child Benefit (MCB) provides financial assistance which will help ensure parents will not lose all support for their children when moving off welfare.  It also provides parents with additional assistance to help with some of the costs of prescription eyeglasses for their children. Learn more about the Manitoba Child Benefit.

Rent Assist

Rent Assist is a financial benefit for eligible low-income private renters who are spending a large amount on their monthly rent. Learn more about the Rent Assist benefit.

School Tax Assistance for Tenants 55 Plus (STAT 55+)

Provides rebates to eligible tenants over the age of 55 to offset the school tax portion of rent costs. Learn more about the STAT 55 Plus rebate.