Sunday September 19, 2021 | VICTORIA, BC
LETTER SUBMITTED TO ISLAND SOCIAL TRENDS
- GIS is the Guaranteed Income Supplement paid to seniors who are income-challenged.
- CERB is the Canada Emergency Response Benefit as available in 2020.
- CRB is the Canada Recovery Benefit for self-employed and non-EI recipients. | Locally, Alistair MacGregor, MP (Cowichan-Malahat-Langford) told Island Social Trends just before the election that he is “surprised that no one in the government could see this was going to be an issue”.
- Evidently the clawback can only be reversed by legislation, which means it’s not even possible until after the September 20, 2021 election (realistically not even feasible until the 44th Parliament gets up and running, which might not be until October or November 2021).
Why am I being punished for GIS because of CERB.
I really don’t think this is fair cause some of us are either unable to pay rent or buy food.
We have to choose between the two. We have to face eviction or starving.
A second look at this should be considered.
~ Denise & Howard Benson
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