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Date updated: June 9, 2020

Prime Minister announces supports for Canadians with disabilities to address challenges from COVID-19

Prime Minister announces supports for Canadians with disabilities to address challenges from COVID-19

Excerpt from the news release

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced support to help Canadians with disabilities deal with extra expenses during the pandemic.

This support includes a special one-time, tax-free payment to individuals who are certificate holders of the Disability Tax Credit as of June 1, 2020, as follows:

  • $600 for Canadians with a valid Disability Tax Credit certificate.
  • $300 for Canadians with a valid Disability Tax Credit certificate and who are eligible for the Old Age Security (OAS) pension.
  • $100 for Canadians with a valid Disability Tax Credit certificate and who are eligible for the OAS pension and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS).

Combined with the special payments of $300 for Canadians who are eligible for the OAS pension and the additional $200 for those eligible for the GIS, all seniors with a valid Disability Tax Credit certificate will receive a total of $600 in special payments. People who are eligible for this special payment will receive it automatically.

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Categories:  Family / Friends    Seniors    SeniorsNL    Service Providers

Topics:  Family or Friends Support    Finances    Financial Help    Health

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