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Resources  A complete list of resources available to seniors. The most popular links are listed below for your convenience.
Affordable Housing  Seniors with low incomes who are able to live without any support services or who can continue to live independently with the assistance of home care, may apply for affordable housing developments managed by BC Housing or non-profit and co-op housing providers. 
Apply for the Canada Pension Plan Federal Government This online service allows you to apply for a Canada Pension Plan Retirement pension.
Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Federal Government Your contributions to the Canada Pension Plan provide you with a stable and dependable pension you can build on for retirement.
Canada Pension Plan Statement of Contributions Online Request Federal Government  This service allows you to request a copy of your Canada Pension Plan Statement of Contributions. You should receive your statement by mail within five to ten business days. You must be a resident of Canada to use this service.
Canadian Retirement Income Calculator Federal Government Plan your retirement today
Guaranteed Income Supplement Federal Government The Guaranteed Income Supplement provides additional money, on top of the Old Age Security pension, to low-income seniors living in Canada. 
Guide to Government of Canada Services for Seniors and their Families Federal Government You will find the information in this guide useful if you are: 50 years of age or older; planning for retirement; caring for a senior; or a friend or family member of a senior
Health Canada Federal Government Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health. 
Health Information - Travel Assistance Program  The Travel Assistance Program offers travel discounts to eligible B.C. residents who must travel within the province for non-emergency medical specialist services not available in their own community, and whose travel expenses are not covered by third-party insurance or other government programs.  
Home Adaptations for Independence The Home Adaptations for Independence (HAFI) program helps low-income seniors and people with disabilities finance home modifications for accessible, safe and independent living.
Home and Community Care Services  Information on services available to seniors
Home Owners Grant for Seniors  Information on the Provincial Home Owner Grant. The grant reduces the amount of property taxes you have to pay.
Housing - Independent Living B.C.  Independent Living BC (ILBC) offers an option for those seniors who need some assistance but do not want or need 24-hour care.
Old Age Security Pension Federal Government The Old Age Security Pension is a monthly benefit available to most Canadians 65 years of age or older who have lived in Canada for at least 10 years.
SeniorsBC  Provides seniors and their families with better access to information on available programs and services
Veterans Services Federal Government
The Pension Act, which is administered exclusively by Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), provides pension awards to those suffering from disabilities related to military service, either during peace or war time.

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