Support for Seniors

In May, the Federal Government announced additional measures to help Canadian seniors with increased costs due to COVID-19. Seniors built this country and made it strong. We owe it to them to help now.

This federal support is a one-time tax-free payment of $300 for seniors receiving Old Age Security (OAS), plus an additional $200 for seniors eligible for the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS).

Other measures announcement this morning include:

  • Expanding the New Horizons for Seniors Program with an additional investment of $20 million to support organizations that offer community-based projects that reduce isolation, improve the quality of life of seniors, and help them maintain a social support network.
  • Temporarily extending GIS and Allowance payments if seniors’ 2019 income information has not been assessed. This will ensure that the most vulnerable seniors continue to receive their benefits when they need them the most. To avoid an interruption in benefits, seniors are encouraged to submit their 2019 income information as soon as possible and no later than by October 1, 2020.

These measures are on top of the already administered GST credit of $375, which was provided to low and mid-income seniors in April.

For more information, please visit: https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2020/05/12/prime-minister-announces-additional-support-canadian-seniors

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David Sweet, M.P.

Let's get outside and enjoy the amazing weather. Celebrate the great weather and the newly opened parts of our community.

Many conservation areas, trails and golf courses have opened up in Flamborough-Glanbrook and the greater Hamilton area over the past couple weeks so get your family outside for a fun activity!
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David Sweet, M.P.

Met these fine folks at the Symposium in Hannon (Rymal Road East). The owners and staff want you to know the patio is OPEN! Yes we are 2 meters apart for this #FlamGlan ... See MoreSee Less

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The one in Waterdown is open and the patio is amazing as well!

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David Sweet, M.P.

Happy Canada Day! Out with the family this Canada Day supporting our local businesses in Flamborough-Glanbrook (this one here in Upper Stoney Creek) and the people they employ! We decided Poutine was appropriate for a Canada Day appetizer. #FlamGlan #hamont πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ ... See MoreSee Less

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Oh that gooey goodness. brings back some fond memories.

Happy Canada Day.

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2 days ago

David Sweet, M.P.

Canadians have proven over the last few months that our country has lots to celebrate. Enjoy today with your friends and family but remember to follow the proper health guidelines. Wear masks and keep appropriate distance. Happy Canada Day! πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦β€¬ ... See MoreSee Less

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We Do - Thank you for your hard work, dedication, service and care for your constituents and our Country!

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Happy Csnada Day from Edmonton.

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