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Canada.ca – The Government of Canada is strengthening the delivery of the Old Age Security benefit

News release August 2, 2022             Gatineau, Quebec            Employment and Social Development Canada Employment and Social Development Canada is committed to making it easier for Canadians to find, apply for, and manage federal benefits.   Following a competitive and rigorous procurement process, the Government of Canada has contracted a consortium of firms with proven...

CBC.ca – Cape Breton seniors struggle to make ends meet

Erin Pottie · CBC News · Posted: Jun 14, 2022 This story is part of a series from CBC Cape Breton called The High Cost of Getting By. In the series, reporters examine how the rising cost of daily living is affecting people on the island. For the last several months, reporters from our newsroom spoke with people who...

Canada.ca – Government of Canada reintroduces legislation to create a new Canada Disability Benefit

GATINEAU, QC, June 2, 2022 The Government of Canada has reintroduced legislation to create a new Canada Disability Benefit (CDB). The purpose of the proposed benefit is to reduce poverty and support the financial security of working-age persons with disabilities. In the spirit and principle of “Nothing Without Us”, the proposed CDB will be informed through...

Globalnews.ca – Passport bottlenecks spilling over to EI, CPP applicants

By Simon Little & John Hua  Global News  Posted May 25, 2022 Backlogs and bottlenecks in passport processing through Service Canada appear to be causing problems for clients seeking other core services through the facilities, such as death benefits or employment insurance. Lower Mainland resident Kim Boechler told Global News she waited more than 13 hours cumulatively over...

Globe and Mail – (opinion) ‘Sorry, Grandma, we’re cutting your benefits.’ No politician will ever say that. But maybe they should

THE EDITORIAL BOARD, PUBLISHED MAY 2, 2022 A new round of data from the 2021 census details what has long been known: Canada, you’re getting old. While Canada is younger than Group of Seven countries such as Germany and France (but older than the United States and Britain), the number of Canadians aged 65 and over is steadily surging. In...

Canindia.com – Government policies discourage Canadians seniors from working, says study

If governments in Canada want to help seniors who want to continue working, they should remove barriers that discourage them from remaining in the workforce, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. “All Canadians, no matter their age, should be free to make their own...

CTV News – What the 2022 federal budget has for seniors

Brooklyn Neustaeter CTVNews.ca Writer | Published Friday, April 8, 2022 The federal government unveiled its highly-anticipated spring budget on Thursday, which proposes an additional $20 million to support Canadian seniors. The government says it will allocate that $20 million over two years, starting in the 2022-2023 fiscal year, to expand the New Horizons for Seniors Program to raise the...

Canada.ca – Government of Canada announces affordable high-speed Internet to help connect low-income families and seniors

$20 a month high-speed Internet will help connect hundreds of thousands of low-income families and seniors April 4, 2022 – Ottawa, Ontario Canadians need access to high-quality Internet services at affordable prices. Through the Connecting Families initiative, the Government of Canada, in partnership with 14 Internet service providers (ISP), is supporting affordable high-speed Internet for those who need...

SaultOnline.com – Taxpayers may be on the hook for billions in defaulted mortgages

By  Dan Gray – March 17, 2022 With interest rates and house prices on the rise, some believe the country is headed towards a housing bubble, such as the one seen in the US in the mid-2000’s. Added to those two factors is that more than 50% of recent new mortgages were approved with variable rate...

Global News – Thousands of Canadian seniors scramble to file taxes following federal error

By Tomasia DaSilva  Global News Posted March 22, 2022 It has been a taxing time for tens of thousands of Canadian seniors who haven’t been able to file their 2021 tax returns yet. Global News has heard from a number of seniors scrambling to meet the May 2, 2022 deadline, due to their federal slips not...

CBC – Seniors facing tough choices as the cost of living rises, advocates say

Inflation, cost hikes threaten financial security for some seniors Stephen David Cook · CBC News · Posted: Mar 11, 2022 Many seniors are having to make tough choices as a rising cost of living compounds difficulties brought about by two years of life during the pandemic Canadians are now facing rising inflation and increasing costs for everything from groceries to...

Canada.ca – Legislation to support low-income seniors who received pandemic benefits receives royal assent

Mar 03, 2022 | Employment and Social Development Canada GATINEAU, QC, March 3, 2022 /CNW/ – Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Government of Canada has helped millions of Canadians experiencing financial hardship, including vulnerable and low-income seniors, by providing them with COVID-19-related supports and benefits. The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) were intended...

Canada.ca – Government of Canada introduces legislation to support low-income seniors who received pandemic benefits

News release February 8, 2022              Gatineau, Quebec              Employment and Social Development Canada As the global pandemic continues in Canada, the Government will continue to support vulnerable, low-income seniors who are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and the Canada...

TorontoStar – Feds speed up payments to low-income seniors suffering clawbacks

By Rochelle Baker, Local Journalism Initiative ReporterCanada’s National Observer | Tue., Feb. 22, 2022 Low-income seniors desperate for compensation after suffering clawbacks to their Guaranteed Income Supplement by Ottawa are finally getting help, North Island MP Rachel Blaney said on Monday. Seniors who had their GIS cut six months ago after collecting COVID-19 relief benefits will...

CP24 – What is willful misconduct?

Bryan Borzykowski, Special to CP24.com Published Thursday, February 17, 2022 11:48AM EST Everyone has a moment they wish they could do over. But what if that moment happens in the workplace? Depending on what occurred, you could find yourself fired without notice or severance. With more stories popping up of people getting let go over...

Canada.ca – Government of Canada introduces legislation to support low-income seniors who received pandemic benefits

News release February 8, 2022              Gatineau, Quebec              Employment and Social Development Canada As the global pandemic continues in Canada, the Government will continue to support vulnerable, low-income seniors who are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and the Canada...

Ottawa Sun – Yes, snowbirds, you can collect your Canadian retirement benefits living abroad

MoneyWise | Sigrid Forberg | Feb 04, 2022 As a non-resident, some of your benefits will disappear, but many can be yours to keep If working is the stick, then retirement is the carrot. But what if you decide you want to enjoy that carrot in sunny Florida or arid Arizona? Things get a little...

The Globe & Mail – How the pandemic is leading Canadians to delay retirement

by KIRA VERMOND Trixie Rowein, portfolio manager and founder with the PAX Portfolio Advisory at Raymond James Ltd. in Edmonton, recently contacted a 70-year-old client for his annual review. She had one pressing question for him: Why was he still working? It turned out that although the client had enough savings to step down from...

Vast majority of Canadians worried about inflation and rising costs: poll

Mood of Canadians Part Two: Younger adults, in the 18 to 34 age range, are more inclined to say they will do something expensive than people older than 55 Joseph Brean, Publishing date: Dec 29, 2021 Some people learned to bake bread. Others got new dogs. But one of the biggest trends in pandemic coping...

Global News – The CPP earnings cap is increasing at the fastest rate in 30 years. Why and what it means

By Erica Alini  Global News, Posted November 19, 2021 The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) earnings ceiling is increasing at the highest rate in 30 years, a change that will provide a boost to benefits for new retirees and a hit for workers and businesses contributing to the plan. The earnings cap, called yearly maximum pensionable earnings...

TheStar.com – Canada Pension Plan premiums are going up more than planned. Here’s what we know

By Jordan Press  The Canadian Press, Posted December 29, 2021 4:49 pm Jan. 1 is going to feel like Groundhog Day for all those paying into the Canada Pension Plan. Like last year, contributions are going up again by more than originally planned, and the reason again lies with the unique impacts of the pandemic on the...

Canada Summer Job Application – Deadline January 25, 2022

The call for applications is now open for Canada Summer Jobs program. Service Canada will inform you of the status of your application starting in April 2022. Once approved, the list of employers approved for funding will be available on the Canada Summer Jobs Employers Approved for funding. Jobs that have been approved for funding are...

Canada.ca – One-time payment to support low-income seniors who received pandemic benefits

Government of Canada proposing to provide one-time payment to support low-income seniors who received pandemic benefits News release December 17, 2021              Gatineau, Quebec              Employment and Social Development Canada As Canada recovers from the global pandemic, the Government will continue to support vulnerable, low-income seniors who...

Global News – Alberta seniors warn others after CERB disrupts pension payments: ‘I can’t go on like this’

  Reporter: Jessika Guse,  Sarah Komadina, Global News, and The Canadian Press Two Alberta seniors are hoping their recent experiences with claiming the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) can help others know they’re not alone with their frustrations. CERB was rolled out at the onset of the pandemic during a historic drop in the labour market, when...

Canada.ca – Government of Canada launches Call for Proposals for community projects to support seniors

Organizations are invited to apply for funding through simplified application process November 24, 2021 Gatineau, Québec Employment and Social Development Canada As Canada recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to continue to support community service organizations that help seniors stay active and engaged. On Tuesday, Canada’s Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, launched the 2021–22...

CBC News – Almost 90,000 seniors facing guaranteed income supplement cut for accepting pandemic benefits

Parliamentary Budget Officer says scrapping clawback of GIS would cost $438 million Peter Zimonjic · CBC News · Posted: Nov 05, 2021 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: November 5 Almost 90,000 Canadian seniors are being hit by a sudden cut to their monthly income because they accepted a federal financial benefit that was supposed to help them weather the pandemic. Low income...