Low Income Senior's Benefit
|Record #: HDC0705||Last Modified: 02 Aug 2016||Last Full Update: 02 Aug 2016|
|Toll Free Phone||1-800-277-9914 for service in English or 1-800-277-9915 for service in French|
|Mailing Address||c/o Dept of Finance
PO Box 6000
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
|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 2016 annual benefit of $400 the applicant must have been a resident of New Brunswick on December 31, 2015 and a recipient of a benefit under the Old Age Security Act (Canada), notably:
The Federal Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) during 2015 (must be 65 years or older) or
the Federal Allowance for the Survivor during 2015 (must be between 60-64 years old) or
the Federal Allowance during 2015 (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.
|Hours||8:15 am-5 pm|
|Areas Served||New Brunswick|
|Eligibility||Ages: 60 year(s) - 99 year(s)
See website for elgibility
|Application||Application form available online|
|Languages||English ; French|
|Located In Community||Fredericton|
|Service Level||(30) Provincial Government|
|Service Categories||Provincial/Territorial Social Assistance Programs Applications|