Citizen Services Officer with Service Canada Joe Buie spoke to the Flin Flon and District Chamber of Commerce yesterday about Old Age Security and the Guaranteed Income Supplement. He outlined who can apply, how to apply and required documents for those benefits.
Buie said the OAS is based on your income and is available to people 65 years or older. Then there is an allowance that is payable to people aged 60 to 64 whose spouse or common law partner is receiving Old Age Security and qualifies for the Guaranteed Income Supplement. He explained the Supplement is available to people receiving OAS and have an income lower than the eligible threshold.
Information and application forms for these and other programs are available at the Service Canada Center on Main Street.
Also at the meeting the Chamber reported their annual radio auction raised 6869 dollars plus 250 dollars cash and it was reported the Library, Recycling Center and Flin Flon Neighborhood Revitalization are looking to hire summer students.