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Seniors will receive $300 for old age security; additional $200 for guaranteed income benefits

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says seniors have always been a priority in the government’s COVID-19 response, despite only announcing direct financial assistance for them today.

He says from the beginning of the Canadian epidemic the government instituted public health measures to protect vulnerable seniors and provided GST tax credits.

He announced seniors who receive old age security will receive a one-time payment of $300, with an additional $200 for those who receive guaranteed income benefits.

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