Seniors and Elders

March 9, 2007
According to a CBC investigation on seniors and housing and GVRD homelessness statistics the number of homeless seniors has gone up dramatically. The GVRD statistics show the number of elderly...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, News, Seniors and Elders, British Columbia
March 6, 2007
According to a Statistics Canada report, A Portrait of Seniors in Canada (in HTML and in PDF) although the financial situation of seniors has improved over the past quarter century, senior women who...
Keywords: Article , News, Seniors and Elders, British Columbia, Québec, All of Canada
December 2, 2006
When is a disability "severe"? The most common reason why the minister will deny an application for disability benefits is because the medical condition is not considered to be “severe.” Section 42(2...
Keywords: Book page , Disability, Seniors and Elders, All of Canada
December 2, 2006
When is a disability "prolongued"? Once the minister has established that an applicant meets the minimum qualifying period (MQP), he or she goes on to determine whether the applicant’s disability is...
Keywords: Book page , Disability, Seniors and Elders, All of Canada
December 2, 2006
On this page: Contribuition Requirements Minimum Qualifying Period Record of Earnings Contribution Requirements The first thing that the Minister of Human Resources Development Canada considers...
Keywords: Book page , Disability, Seniors and Elders, All of Canada
December 2, 2006
The Appeal Structure There are three possible levels in the appeal process: A Reconsideration Request The CPP Review Tribunal The Pension Appeals Board A Reconsideration Request If an application...
Keywords: Book page , Disability, Seniors and Elders, All of Canada
December 2, 2006
The following articles will provide a framework from which advocates can successfully build the skills and knowledge required to assist clients who want to obtain CPP disability benefits. Although...
Keywords: Book page , Disability, Seniors and Elders, British Columbia
January 8, 2006
The Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives (Link removed - No longer exists) writes a response to a mistake which appeared in the Toronto Star. The newspaper wrote that an adult refugee recieved...
Keywords: Article , Immigrants and Refugees, News, Seniors and Elders, All of Canada
June 30, 2005
WE*ACT has put together a position paper on senior women living in poverty called: Pensions in Canada: Policy Reform because Woman Matter (in PDF). The Vancouver City Council recently voted to add...
Keywords: Article , News, Seniors and Elders, Women, All of Canada
June 30, 2005
A senior in Yellowknife has been evicted from her publicly-subsidized home, which she had lived in for 14 years. She is expected to give up her two bedroom home and move into a seniors home. This...
Keywords: Article , Housing, News, Seniors and Elders, Northwest Territories
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