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Senior Specific - Financial - Govenment Benefits / Taxes - N. Kootenay Lake (Kaslo 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

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

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program - Kaslo

A free 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
Senior Citizens Association of BC Branch 81, Seniors' Hall
304 4th Street
, Kaslo, BC, V0G 1M0
Lynda Beddow, Income Tax program: (250) 353-7725
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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
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; 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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