N.B. government says applications for Low-Income Seniors' Benefit will be available April 3rd

Government says applications for the 2018 Low-Income Seniors' Benefit will soon be available. 

The province says in order to be eligible for the $400 benefit, a person must have been a resident of New Brunswick on December 31st, 2017, and have received one of the following federal benefits under the Old Age Security Act, including the guaranteed income supplement, allowance for survivor program, or allowance program. 

Finance Minister Cathy Rogers says the government recognizes many seniors in New Brunswick rely on this support to supplement their income and to help with household expenses or other necessities.  

Applications will be available April 3rd and the last day to apply is December 31st.