WHEREAS many seniors are not aware of income supports to which they may be entitled, either provincial or federal; and
WHEREAS Service Canada sends out T4A slips to every recipient of Canada Pension and/or Old Age Security;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the National Pensioners’ Federation urge the Federal and Provincial Governments to collaborate in producing and distributing with the T4A slips an information sheet outlining the following:
• income supports available, such as the Guaranteed Income Supplement, Medical Plan Premium Assistance, Shelter Aid for Elderly Residents, etc.,
• household income required to be eligible for such income support, e.g., under $42,000 or ?,
• contact information to obtain application forms for such income support.
Submitted by COUNCIL OF SENIOR CITIZENS ORGANIZATION of BC