FREDERICTON (GNB) – Applications for the 2022 Low-Income Seniors' Benefit are now available.

The provincial government offers this $400 benefit to eligible seniors each year, recognizing that many rely on this support to supplement their income and to help with household expenses or other necessities.

Eligible New Brunswickers are strongly encouraged to apply online or print the application, complete it and mail it to Finance and Treasury Board, Revenue Administration Division, PO Box 1900, Fredericton, N.B., E3B 5G4.

The application deadline is Dec. 31.

To be eligible for the benefit, a person must have been a resident of New Brunswick on Dec. 31, 2021, and have received one of the following federal benefits under the Old Age Security Act:

  • Guaranteed Income Supplement (65 or older);
  • Allowance for Survivor Program (between 60 and 64); or
  • Allowance Program (between 60 and 64).

More information about the program and on how to apply is available from the Department of Finance and Treasury Board, Revenue Administration Division, at 1-800-669-7070, or online.