To assist low-income seniors in New Brunswick,
the government offers an annual benefit to qualifying applicants.
To qualify for the $400 annual benefit applicants must have been a resident of
New Brunswick on December 31, 2012 and a recipient of a benefit under the Old
Age Security Act (Canada), notably:
Persons in receipt of a Federal allowance who are under the age of 60 do not
qualify for this benefit.
The Federal Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) during 2012 (must be 65 years or
the Federal Allowance for the Survivor during 2012 (must be between 60-64 years
the Federal Allowance during 2012 (must be between 60-64 years old).
Where both spouses receive the GIS and reside in the same household, only one
$400.00 benefit will be granted. However, where spouses live separately (for
example, one residing in a nursing home), both will be eligible for the
Application forms are now available and the Department of Finance will begin to issue payments after April 1, 2013. To access the application for the 2013 benefit, click here. Forms can also be obtained by visiting any Service New Brunswick Center.
Should you require further information on this program, please contact the
Department of Finance, Revenue and Taxation Division at 1-800-669-7070.
INQUIRIES RELATING TO FEDERAL BENEFITS
If you do not currently receive the GIS or one of the other federal benefits
and would like more information, please contact the federal Department of Human
Resources and Skills Development Canada at: