New Brunswick. Finance

Low Income Senior's Benefit

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Record #: HDC0705 Last Modified: 05 Jul 2013 Last Full Update: 05 Jul 2013
Contact Information
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Mailing Addressc/o Dept of Finance 
PO Box 3000 
Centennial Building 
Fredericton, NB E3B 5G5
Toll Free Phone1-800-277-9914 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, 2013 and a recipient of a benefit under the Old Age Security Act (Canada), notably:  
The Federal Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) during 2013 (must be 65 years or older) or  
the Federal Allowance for the Survivor during 2013 (must be between 60-64 years old) or  
the Federal Allowance during 2013 (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 2013 program is November 30, 2013.
Hours8:15 am-5 pm
Areas ServedNew Brunswick
EligibilityAges: 65 year(s) and up
LanguagesEnglish ; French
Location information
Located In CommunityFredericton
Other Details
Service Level(30) Provincial Government
SubjectsFinancial assistance ; Financial programs ; Income supplements ; Provincial government ; Seniors
Broader TermsAdults ; Age groups ; Financial programs ; Financial services ; Government