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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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Basic Needs / Support - Financial / Income Assistance - Seniors - 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
Web Links Website

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

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.more info

Address / Contact Info
Veterans Affairs Local Office
313 - 471 Queensway Avenue
, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6S5
Toll-free: 1-866-522-2122
Web Links Website Email