Lots of good reasons for seniors to file their taxes
April 18, 2016
The B.C. Seniors Advocate says there are at least nine good reasons why seniors stand to gain a lot from filing their income taxes. Isobel McKenzie has issued a press release explaining why it is important for seniors in the province to file tax returns, even if they do not think they make enough income to file. “There are many subsidies available to seniors that are based on income tax information,” said Isobel Mackenzie. “If seniors don’t file their taxes, low-income seniors in particular may be giving up opportunities to access subsidies which can make significant differences to their lives.”
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Annual General Meeting
Of the Victoria Disability Resource Centre
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Greater Victoria Public Library, Central Branch
735 Broughton St., Victoria
Registration and refreshments: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Business Meeting: 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Comedy by Les Chan and Lenore Le May: 12:40 – 1:00 pm
Presentation: the Need for a New Law to Promote Equal Access for All, Albert Ruel, member of the Barrier Free BC Steering Committee: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Barrier-Free BC urges provincial government to ‘Just Say Yes’ to a British Columbians with Disabilities Act
Victoria, BC – April 6, 2016 – A grassroots movement of organizations and individuals representing British Columbia’s residents with disabilities officially launched a province-wide campaign on the steps of the Legislature today. Barrier-Free BC called on the provincial government to ‘Just Say Yes’ and enact a British Columbians with Disabilities Act.
More than 600,000 people in BC have some form of disability – and that number is expected to rise dramatically over the next 15 to 20 years as the population ages.
Introducing formal legislation would help to secure the rights of persons with disabilities around issues of accessibility, inclusion and equal opportunity.
“We strongly urge all parties to support the enactment of legislation to make accessibility a priority for BC residents with disabilities – to build a stronger, equal British Columbia for all,” said Sleath.
About Barrier-Free BC
Volunteer-driven, Barrier-Free BC is a non-partisan, grassroots campaign advocating for the enactment of a strong and effective British Columbians with Disabilities Act, ensuring a truly barrier-free province for all persons with disabilities.
For more information:
PWD application process to be streamlined for some British Columbians with disabilities
The Ministry of Social Development recently introduced legislation that will streamline the Persons with Disabilities Benefit (PWD) application process for people with disabilities in the following programs:
Community Living BC
The Ministry of Children and Family Development At Home Program
BC PharmaCare Plan P – Palliative Care
Canadian Pension Plan – Disability