WEEKLY QUOTE:I am not a senior demanding more during the pandemic. I live in Alberta and am a senior demanding that the UCP stop gouging us.Bob Defrain Edmonton
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Funds are to offset additional costs of groceries, taxis and prescriptions due to pandemic
Seniors facing higher costs for groceries, transportation and prescriptions due to COVID-19 can expect emergency aid payments of up to $500 in early July — but critics say it’s too little and too late.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced during his daily news conference in Ottawa this morning that the payments would be distributed starting the week of July 6.
Trudeau initially announced the one-time top-up on May 12.
The payments are to offset increases in the cost of living due to COVID-19. Seniors who qualify for Old Age Security (OAS) will be eligible for a one-time tax-free payment of $300, and those eligible for the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) will get $200.
Those eligible for both will receive $500.
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