Seniors to receive special COVID-19 benefit in July: Trudeau

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Posted June 4, 2020 1:11 pm

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a special one-time payment for seniors will go out the week of July 6.

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The COVID-19-related aid will come in the form of $300 payments to the more than six million people who receive old-age security benefits, and an additional $200 for the 2.2 million who also receive the guaranteed income supplement.

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Seniors who already receive benefits won’t have to apply for the special payment.

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Those who reside in the country can expect to receive payment by direct deposits or cheques that week.

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Anyone living outside the country should expect delays if they receive cheques in the mail given international postal disruptions.

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The parliamentary budget officer has estimated the overall cost of the measure at almost $2.5 billion this fiscal year.

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