Alberta flood payment applications closing

Friday, May 29th, 2020 1:05pm


Residents of northern Alberta who were evacuated due to spring floods have until 5 p.m. on June 5 to apply for an emergency evacuation payment.

Announced on May 4, the Alberta government is providing one-time emergency financial assistance for spring flood evacuees to help them with costs while they were evacuated. Adults can receive $1,250 and $500 for each child under the age of 18.

Emergency evacuation payment (EEP) applications close 30 days following the end of the last mandatory evacuation order for impacted communities.

How to apply:

Eligible residents can apply for an EEP online at Payments are made via e-transfer. Residents with barriers to receiving an e-transfer can call the Alberta Supports Contact Centre for assistance, at 1-877-644-9992, until June 5.

To date, 12,262 northern Alberta residents who were evacuated due to spring floods have received more than $13 million in EEPs.

Eligible communities include: Fort McMurray, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Garden River (Little Red River Cree Nation), Mackenzie County, including Fort Vermillion Buttertown and Rural Mackenzie County.