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Senior Specific - Financial - Arrow & Slocan Lakes (Nakusp Area)

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
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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

Dental Care Funding Assistance - Nelson Area

Dental Health Community Program staff will try to help both low income children and adults to obtain necessary urgent dental care both in terms of accessing limited funds and with information about participating dentists.more info

Address / Contact Info
Nelson Health Centre
333 Victoria Street
, Nelson, BC, V1L 4K3
Dental Health: (250) 505-7226
Nelson Health Centre: (250) 505-7200
Fax: (250) 505-7211
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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
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Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre and Registry

Provides information, support, education and training with regard to personal planning, including Representation Agreements, Enduring Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Advance Directives, Adult Guardianship, Health Care Consent, Estate Planning.more info

Address / Contact Info
1440 West 12th Avenue
, Vancouver, BC, V6H 1M8
Voice Mail Only: 1-877-267-5552
Nelson Seniors Society: (250) 352-6008
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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

Public Guardian and Trustee of BC

Office has information about powers of attorney, committees, representation agreements, wills and estates and can assist in situations in which a person is unable to manage his or her own affairs.more info

Address / Contact Info
700 - 808 West Hastings Street
, Vancouver, BC, V6C 2X4
Toll-free: 1-800-663-7867
Phone: (604) 660-4444
Fax: (604) 660-0374
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Veterans Affairs

Provides services and benefits to: Members of the Canadian Forces and Merchant Navy veterans, certain civilians because of their wartime service, former members of the Canadian Forces and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police; Survivors and dependents of military and civilian personnel.more info

Address / Contact Info
Veterans Affairs Canada Office
60 Nanaimo Avenue West
, Penticton, BC, V2A 1N1
Toll-free: 1-866-522-2122
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