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Seniors and caregivers need more financial support!

Demand a Plan supporters have told us time and time again how difficult it is to afford living a healthy life. Out-of-pocket medical expenses faced by Canadian seniors and their caregivers are growing rapidly and will continue to do so. Currently, three non-refundable tax credits are the only means by which the federal government offsets this burden.

A recent report published by the Conference Board of Canada and commissioned by the CMA suggests a better option – creating a Seniors Care Benefit. This would:

  • is easy to claim;
  • is income tested;
  • treats caregivers and care receivers as a single unit; and
  • provides better financial support, both now and in the future.

Your voice matters. Let your MP know how a Seniors Care Benefit would help you or the ones you care about stay healthy. Click on the appropriate tab for you and personalize the template letter for more impact.

Click on the appropriate tab for you and personalize the template letter for more impact.