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Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 17/08/2020 (903 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

Over the last few months, many constituents have called my office about past and current programs offered my provincial and federal governments.

Because of this, I want to use this opportunity to share some answers as well as ways to reach out to me if you have further questions or thoughts to share.

  • Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) — Many Canadians have lost income because of the COVID-19 pandemic. CERB has been implemented for those whose hours have been affected and may need help making ends meet. CERB is still open if you have lost your job due to the pandemic. You can continue to collect as long as you are making an active effort to find employment.
  • Risk recognition — The risk recognition program provided a one-time payment to eligible essential front-line workers who took extraordinary risks to make sure that Manitobans are safe and had their needs met. This program has now closed. The deadline was June 29 and you can no longer apply. If for whatever reason you applied successfully and had not received your money by Aug. 7, please contact 1-888-805-7554. 
  • Child tax benefit (CCB) — This past May, there was federal a top-up for the CCB. This meant an extra $300 per child for 2019-20. This was a one-time payment. This past July, the maximum annual Canada Child Benefit increased once again to keep pace with the cost of living. A calculator to estimate the increase can be found here: https://biturl.top/vI32aq
  • Disability credit — People with disabilities have been facing additional challenges through this pandemic. If you are already receiving a disability tax credit or you will be applying for one before Sept 25, you may be eligible for up to $600.
  • Senior rebate — Seniors, those 65 years or older, were eligible to receive a $200 cheque from the provincial government. Unfortunately, you can no longer apply as the deadline has passed. If you did not receive a cheque in May or June, you can claim the senior rebate on your 2020 tax return.
  • Old Age Security (OAS) and Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) boost — If you were receiving OAS, you were eligible for a one-time payment of $300. If you were receiving GIS you were eligible for $200. If you were receiving both OAS and GIS, you were eligible for $500. Unfortunately, this program is now closed and you can no longer apply.

My hope is that by providing some of this information, I am able to answer some of your questions.

With that said, please do not hesitate to contact me via email at cindy@gocindy.ca or by calling 204-615-9961.

You can also come by the McDonald’s on Keewatin Street any Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. Please note we are taking precautions, which means I can only meet with two people at a time. We are providing masks, gloves and sanitizer.

Finally, a big thank you to our essential workers who are continuing to ensure our province stays up and running. Remember to keep practising social distancing, wearing masks and sanitizing your hands.

If you feel ill in any way, stay home and encourage your friends and family to take precautions.

Cindy Lamoureux

Cindy Lamoureux
Tyndall Park constituency report

Cindy Lamoureux is the Liberal MLA for Tyndall Park.

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