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View Deb Schulte Profile
Lib. (ON)
Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to talk about this because there was another announcement made this week that we haven't had much discussion on.
We definitely recognize there are many seniors who have had difficulty doing their taxes, certainly many vulnerable seniors, so we wanted to make sure their benefits would continue. I can assure seniors who have been unable to get their taxes filed, we are not extending the tax filing deadline, it is still June 1, and we are encouraging all seniors to get their taxes done as soon as possible.
There's some new information that has come out this week to try to help them do it in a virtual way, and the CRA is going to be reaching out and trying to get as much help as possible to seniors for getting their taxes filed. What's really important is those filings need to be done so we can be sure seniors are getting the right benefits they need, and that's important.
However, we are not going to be cutting off benefits for seniors as long as they are able to get their filings done before October 1.
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