There are no new recommendations to the department in this report. The department has six outstanding recommendations, four of which have been outstanding for more than three years. Three are ready for assessment. We repeat one recommendation to the department.
We examined a change made during the year to the Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) program payment date and assessed its impact on the public reporting of program expenses for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020. We found the department’s original AISH benefit costs, as well as Income Support Program benefits, was not in accordance with Public Sector Accounting Standards, which the department corrected—see Alberta Treasury Board and Finance, page 138.