N.B. accepting applications for Low Income Seniors' Benefit

The province is now accepting applications for the 2017 Low Income Seniors' Benefit.

Finance Minister Cathy Rogers says many seniors rely on the $400 benefit to supplement their income and help them to cope with the long winter months.

Applicants must be a New Brunswick resident and have received either the guaranteed income supplement, allowance for survivor program or allowance program under the Old Age Security Act.

The deadline to apply is Dec. 31.

Applications are now available at Service New Brunswick centers and online at both the Department of Finance and Service New Brunswick websites.

Completed applications may be returned to the Department of Finance, Revenue Administration Division, P.O. Box 1900, Fredericton, N.B., E3B 5G4.