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Applications for low-income seniors’ benefit available April 1

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Applications for the 2020 Low-income Seniors’ Benefit will be available on April 1.

Due to the state of emergency announced on March 19 as a result of COVID-19, and to support physical distancing measures, eligible New Brunswickers are strongly encouraged to apply online.

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Applications forms will not be available at Service New Brunswick Centres but individuals may apply online, or print the application, complete it and mail it to Finance and Treasury Board, Revenue Administration Division, PO Box 1900, Fredericton, N.B., E3B 5G4.

The application deadline is Dec. 31, 2020.

To be eligible for the $400 benefit, a person must have been a resident of New Brunswick on Dec. 31, 2019, and have received one of the following federal benefits under the Old Age Security Act:

  • Guaranteed Income Supplement (65 years or older)
  • Allowance for Survivor Program (between 60 and 64 years old
  • Allowance Program (between 60 and 64 years old)

More information about the program, and on how to apply, is available from Finance and Treasury Board, Revenue Administration Division, at 1-800-669-7070.

Village of Blackville

Village of Blackville

The village of Blackville is governed by an elected council made up of a mayor and four councillors. Incorporated as a village in 1966, Blackville has a population of 958 and has had a long history related to forestry and salmon fishing.

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