Low-Income Seniors’ Benefit 2016

Benefit Allowances to New Brunswick Senior
Citizens to Supplement Limited Incomes

GrantWatch ID#: 175898
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New Brunswick Department of Finance - Revenue Administration Division


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Benefit allowance of $400 to qualifying New Brunswick low-income senior citizens to supplement their incomes. Applicants must be a minimum of 60 years of age to qualify. Please note that spouses residing within the same household are only entitled to one benefit. Spouses living separately will be eligible for the benefit.


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.

Application forms are now available and the Department of Finance will begin to issue payments after April 1, 2016. Forms can also be obtained by visiting any Service New Brunswick Center.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Department of Finance
Revenue Administration Division
P. O. Box 1900
Fredericton, N.B. E3B 5G4

English: 1-800-277-9914
French: 1-800-277-9915

For further information on this program, please contact the Department of Finance, Revenue Administration Division at 1-800-669-7070.

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