The primary source of income for seniors (65 years of age or older) is provided by the Government of Canada through the Guaranteed Income Supplement and Old Age Security. To supplement these programs the Government of Alberta provides the following supports and services:
Alberta Seniors Benefit
Alberta Seniors Benefit provides a monthly benefit to eligible seniors with low-income to assist with living expenses.
Supplementary Accommodation Benefit
Supplementary Accommodation Benefit provides financial assistance to eligible seniors with low-income who reside in a designated supportive living or long-term care.
Special Needs Assistance for Seniors
Special Needs Assistance for Seniors provides financial assistance to eligible seniors with low-income toward the cost of some appliances, and specific health and personal supports.
Dental and Optical Assistance for Seniors
Dental and Optical Assistance for Seniors provides financial assistance to eligible seniors with low- to moderate- income for basic dental and optical services.
Coverage for Seniors
Coverage for Seniors provides coverage for medical needs, such as prescriptions drugs, diabetic supplies, ambulance services, home nursing care, chiropractic services and clinical psychological services.
Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program
Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program allows eligible senior homeowners to defer all or part of their annual residential property taxes through a low-interest home equity loan.
Seniors Home Adaptation and Repair Program
Seniors Home Adaptation and Repair Program helps eligible seniors finance home repairs, adaptations and renovations through a low-interest home equity loan.
Complete the Seniors Financial Assistance application form to enroll in the Alberta Seniors Benefit, Special Needs Assistance for Seniors, Dental and Optical Assistance for Seniors and Coverage for Seniors programs.
To avoid a delay in receiving benefits, you are encouraged to complete the application as soon as you receive it. You may apply up to one year prior to your 65th birthday.
You need only apply once.
Seniors Financial Assistance Program
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Seniors Financial Assistance Application
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