The pandemic has been especially hard on BC seniors, who may feel overwhelmed by social isolation, health concerns and financial struggles. Several federal and provincial supports are available to help seniors through the pandemic, including:
• One-time, tax-free payment of $300 for seniors eligible for Old Age Security with an additional $200 for seniors eligible for the Guaranteed Income Supplement.
• A $300 COVID-19 Crisis Supplement for 3 months until June 2020 to those who receive the BC Senior’s Supplement.
• A one-time special GST payment in April, providing an average of $375 to single seniors and $510 to senior couples.
For more information on supports for seniors, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/…/covid-19-provi…/financial-benefits