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Addressing the Issue of Senior Poverty – 2012

  • RESET

Category:

LEGISLATION

Sub-Category:

Sub-Category: GENERAL

Resolution Number:

600.10.163

Club:

Brampton

Province:

Ontario

Year:

2012

Status:

Open

Background:

Comments:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT BPW Canada urges the Government of Canada, Minister of Finance, to ensure that Old Age Security (OAS) is minimally maintained at current levels, plus increases with the cost of living. FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED THAT BPW Canada urges the Government of Canada, Minister of Finance, review the calculation and formula for the Guaranteed Income Supplement to include: 1) The basic expenses for single applicants and couples applying to be calculated to include rent or property taxes plus heat, electricity, telephone, transportation, groceries, medical and dental. 2) To increase the amount received by a single recipient to equal 78 percent of that received by a couple, thus covering expenses more equitably

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Article ID: 13014