Low-income seniors in Alberta now have access to cheaper internet

Sunday, January 23, 2022 4:49 PM

“Even simple things that so many of us sometimes take for granted, like booking a COVID vaccine online or getting access to a vaccine passport, it’s hard to do those things if we don’t have access to the internet”

Low-income seniors across Alberta now have access to cheaper internet.

Canadians age 65 and older who receive the Guaranteed Income Supplement are eligible for $9.95 per month of internet access through Telus’s Internet for Good for Seniors. You will also be asked for your Old Age Security statement, also known as T4A(OAS), showing an amount paid to you in box 21 (net fees paid)

Community Investment Director Nimmi Kanji says Internet demand has skyrocketed since the onset of COVID-19. This program ensures seniors have the resources to stay connected and manage their well-being, as well as access essential documents.

Applications can be submitted online or by email.

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