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Responding to COVID-19 - Castlegar, Grand Forks, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, Salmo, Trail

Community Health Message posted: 29-Apr-2020 3:00 PM PDT

KB FETCH is continuing to include information about services and resources that might be helpful to residents of Kootenay Boundary (KB) communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are posting lists of resources and updates to services as well as adding specific changes to individual services pages.
If you want information specific to a particular area within the KB, go to the right-hand-side of the Home page, click on the applicable Community and then put "COVID-19" in the search bar.
Please contact us if you have information about a local service or community response to COVID-19 that you think we should include.
Many thanks to all who are working so hard to help us all get through this difficult time!

The Rural Evidence Review project in collaboration with the BC Rural Health Network has launched a provincial survey to understand rural and remote community experiences and responses to COVID-19. Participation is open to all residents of rural and remote BC communities. The survey is available on an ongoing basis, with no established end date.

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Senior Specific - Financial - Govenment Benefits / Taxes

Canada Pension Plan - Retirement Pension

A Retirement pension that provides a monthly benefit to eligible Canadians. Benefits are based on earnings and contributions from age 18 or the start of the plan in 1966, more info

Address / Contact Info
BC & Yukon Service Canada Office
Box 1177 Station CSC
, Victoria, BC, V8W 2V2
Toll-free: 1-800-277-9914
TTY: 1-800-255-4786
Web Links Website

Canada Pension Plan - Survivor Benefits

Survivor Benefits are payable when a deceased contributor has made enough years of contributions to the CPP.more info

Address / Contact Info
BC Yukon Service Canada Office
Box 1177, Station CSC
, Victoria, BC, V8W 2V2
Toll-free: 1-800-277-9914
TTY: 1-800-255-4786
Web Links Website

Employment Insurance - Compassionate Care Benefits

Available to EI eligible workers who must be absent from work to provide care or support to a family member who has a serious medical condition with a significant risk of death within 26 weeks.more info

Address / Contact Info
Service Canada
Toll-free: 1-800-206-7218
Web Links Website

Income Tax (Volunteer) Program - Boundary

An outreach service, sponsored by the Canada Revenue Agency, that provides trained volunteers to prepare basic income tax returns for low income individuals unable to do so themselvesmore info

Address / Contact Info
Gospel Chapel
Grand Forks, BC
Lorraine: (250) 442-0962
Web Links Email

Income Tax (Volunteer) Program - Castlegar

more info

Address / Contact Info
Castlegar Community Services
1007 2nd Street
, Castlegar, BC, V1N 1Y4
Phone: (250) 365-2104

Income Tax (Volunteer) Program - Nelson

An outreach service, sponsored by the Canada Revenue Agency, that provides trained volunteers to prepare basic income tax returns for low income individuals unable to do so themselves more info

Address / Contact Info
Nelson Seniors Coordinating Society
719 Vernon Street
, Nelson, BC, V1L 2B9
Phone: (250) 352-6008

Income Tax (Volunteer) Program - Trail Area

A free outreach service that provides trained volunteers to prepare basic income tax returns for low income individuals unable to do so themselves.more info

Address / Contact Info
BC
Trail FAIR Office: (250) 364-2326

Old Age Security Program - Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)

The Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) is paid to seniors who receive the Old Age Security (OAS) Pension and whose income is under certain thresholds.more info

Address / Contact Info
BC & Yukon Service Canada office
Box 1177 Station CSC
, Victoria, BC, V8W 2V2
Toll-free: 1-800-277-9914
TTY: 1-800-255-4786
Web Links Website

Old Age Security Program - Old Age Security Pension

The Old Age Security (OAS) Pension is paid to Canadian citizens or legal residents who are age 65 and over and who have met the residence requirements.more info

Address / Contact Info
BC & Yukon Service Canada Office
Box 1177 Station CSC
, Victoria, BC, V8W 2V2
Toll-free: 1-800-277-9914
TTY: 1-800-255-4786
Web Links Website

Old Age Security Program - The Allowance, The Allowance for the Survivor

Benefits paid to the aged 60 to 64 spouse of a senior (or a deceased senior) who is receiving the Old Age Security Pension and the Guaranteed Income Supplement. Certain other criteria must also be met.more info

Address / Contact Info
BC & Yukon Service Canada Office
Box 1177 Station CSC
, Victoria, BC, V8W 2V2
Toll-free: 1-800-277-9914
TTY: 1-800-255-4786
Web Links Website