Tax-free payment for Canadian seniors arrives this week
Canadian seniors will receive a one time tax-free payment this week.
The federal government initiated the one time payment to help seniors who continue to face health, economic, and social challenges due to COVID-19.
Many seniors are facing higher costs for food and services due to physical distancing restrictions, while others are paying more in dispensing fees to get the same medication or paying a premium for deliveries.
Through several measures, the Government is providing about $900 for low-income single seniors and more than $1,500 for low-income senior couples, in addition to their existing benefits, to help with extra costs during the pandemic.
Seniors eligible for the OAS pension will receive a payment of $300, and those seniors also eligible for the GIS will receive an additional $200, for a total of $500.
Allowance recipients will also receive $500. This $2.5 billion investment in financial support will help Canadian seniors cover increased costs caused by COVID-19.
Michele-Elise Burnett, Chair, & Board Member for the 2021 Canada Games Host Society, regarding the Indigenous Partnership CouncilCanada Games Host Society is excited to announce the historic signing of a memorandum of understanding with a newly formed Indigenous Partnership Council (IPC) that will aim to reinforce the presence and engagement of Indigenous communities in the events leading up to and during the Niagara 2021 Canada Summer Games.