Applications for low-income seniors’ benefit

Applications for the 2015 Low-Income Seniors’ Benefit are now available.

$400 low-income seniors’ benefit.

To be eligible for the benefit, a person must have been a resident of New Brunswick on Dec. 31, 2014, and have received one of the following federal benefits under the Old Age Security Act:

  • Guaranteed Income Supplement (65 years or older);
  • Allowance for Survivor Program (between 60 and 64 years old); or
  • Allowance Program (between 60 and 64 years old).

Applications are now available at Service New Brunswick centres and online here. Completed applications may be returned to the Department of Finance, P.O. Box 3000, Fredericton, N.B., E3B 5G5. The last day to apply is Nov. 30, 2015.

For more information about the program, contact the Department of Finance, Revenue and Taxation Division, at 1-800-669-7070.

Important: Persons in receipt of a Federal Allowance who are under the age of 60 do not qualify for this benefit.

If you do not currently receive the GIS or one of the other federal benefits and would like more information, please contact the federal Department of Human Resources and Social Development Canada at 1-800-277-9914 for service in English, or 1-800-277-9915 for service in French.

Click here for the Application