Low Income Senior's Benefit
|Mailing Address||c/o Dept of Finance |
PO Box 3000
Fredericton, NB E3B 5G5
|Toll Free Phone||1-800-277-9914 for service in English, or 1-800-277-9915 for service in French|
|Description & Services|
|Description of service(s)||To assist low-income seniors in New Brunswick, the government offers an annual benefit to qualifying applicants. |
To qualify for the $400 annual benefit applicants must have been a resident of New Brunswick on December 31, 2010 and a recipient of a benefit under the Old Age Security Act (Canada), notably:
The Federal Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) during 2010 (must be 65 years or older) or
the Federal Allowance for the Survivor during 2010 (must be between 60-64 years old) or
the Federal Allowance during 2010 (must be between 60-64 years old).
Important: Persons in receipt of a Federal allowance who are under the age of 60 do not qualify for this benefit.
Where both spouses receive the GIS and reside in the same household, only one $400.00 benefit will be granted. However, where spouses live separately (for example, one residing in a nursing home), both will be eligible for the benefit.
It is important to note that the deadline to submit applications for the 2011 program is November 30, 2011.
|Hours||8:15 am-5 pm|
|Areas Served||New Brunswick|
|Eligibility||Ages: 65 year(s) and up|
|Languages||English ; French|
|Located In Community||Fredericton|
|Service Level||(30) Provincial Government|
|Subjects||Financial assistance ; Financial programs ; Income supplements ; Provincial government ; Seniors|
|Broader Terms||Adults ; Age groups ; Financial programs ; Financial services ; Government|