I have always embraced my life journey and my transition to becoming a senior has been no exception. Seniors are valuable voices who have, and continue to, work hard for their families and our community.
I continually connect with my fellow seniors through the Constituency Seniors’ Advisory Council. The Council ensures I have a first-hand understanding of the issues seniors are facing, how the federal government can help, and what we can do better.
Since being your Member of Parliament, our government has put hundreds of thousands of dollars in our community through the New Horizons for Seniors Program providing:
To ensure our seniors have enough money to retire, we have increased benefits for our seniors by investing in Old Age Security (OAS) Pension, Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS), Allowances and Canada Pension Plan.
As of July 1, 2018, OAS benefits have increased. This increase means that a single senior receiving OAS and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) with no other income may receive $1,728.84 more than in November 2015.
In Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam alone, over 14,000 seniors are receiving an average of $5,960 from their OAS pension and over 5,500 seniors are receiving an average of $7,800 in total GIS allowances.
As your Member of Parliament, I…
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