Last week, in Vancouver, at the Union Gospel Mission, The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors) announced that the (Federal) government will work with community organizations to ensure vulnerable seniors (including those unable to manage their financial affairs) receive their CPP, OAS and other retirement benefits they might be entitled to.
This is a good step forward. Until now, for the most part, seniors had no formal support available to assist them in their applications for CPP, OAS and other retirement benefits (such as the Guaranteed Income Supplement). Government studies over the last few years have determined that there are thousands of seniors across the country who do not receive benefits, though they are eligible.
Seniors can now contact several organizations to get help. If you are in such a situation, let us know and we will help you.
This ad ran in the Richmond Review on January 23, 2015.