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Alberta Seniors Benefit Program

The information listed below is quoted directly from: http://www.seniors.alberta.ca/ (May 2017)

"The Alberta Seniors Benefit (ASB) program provides a monthly income supplement to federal income sources including Old Age Security (OAS) and Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS).

Eligibility for a benefit is determined by:

§  the type of accommodation you live in,

§  your marital/cohabitation status

§  are 65 years of age or older

§  your income (combined with your spouse/ partner’s income, if applicable, regardless of their age)

§  have lived in Alberta for at least 3 months immediately before applying, and

§  receiving the federal OAS pension, e.g., have lived in Canada for 10 years

General eligibility

In general, for July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017, a single senior with an annual income of $26,965 or less, and senior couples with a combined annual income of $43,785 or less, are eligible for a cash benefit. These income levels are guidelines only, and are for seniors whose income includes a full OAS pension.

§  To apply for Alberta Seniors Benefit you must complete the Seniors Financial Assistance (SFA) application form. Read more and apply for SFA if necessary.

You only need to apply once, but you need to notify the program if:

§  you move to a new address 

§  your marital status changes 

§  your annual income changes 

§  you do not file an individual income tax return 

§  your eligibility for the federal Old Age Security pension changes.

If you have applied for the Alberta Seniors Benefit program and are dissatisfied with the decision made on your file, you can appeal the decision.

Eligibility

You are eligible to begin receiving benefits the month of your 65th birthday.

If you are a new Alberta resident, you are eligible to begin receiving benefits the later of the following dates:

1.  The month of your 65th birthday, or 

2.  The month following three full months of permanent residency in Alberta (e.g., If you moved to Alberta on July 15, you are eligible to receive benefits on October 1)

Benefits are paid retroactive for up to 11 months before the date your completed application form is received by Alberta Seniors Benefit, but not earlier than your 65th birthday or three months of permanent residency in Alberta.

Benefits stop:

§  the month after you leave Alberta to live permanently in another province or country,

§  the month following a recipient’s death."

      Goverment of Alberta
      Website

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