Financial Resources and Assistance

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Community Volunteer Income Tax Program
115-2065 Benvoulin Court

Trained volunteers will help eligible individuals complete income tax and benefits returns.

Scheduled appointments or Drop-Off options available. Phone for details.

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Canada Revenue Agency

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) administers tax laws for the Government of Canada and for most provinces and territories, and administers various social and economic benefit and incentive programs delivered through the tax system.

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Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters (SAFER)

SAFER provides monthly cash payments to subsidize rents for eligible BC residents who are age 60 or over and who pay rent for their homes.

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Home Adaptations for Independence (HAFI)

The HAFI program provides financial assistance for home modifications that help eligible low-income British Columbians with mobility or health issues continue to live in their home.

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Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)

A registered disability savings plan (RDSP) is a savings plan that is intended to help parents and others save for the long term financial security of a person who is eligible for the disability tax credit (DTC).

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Credit Counselling Society
#230-1855 Kirschner Road, Kelowna

Provides free and confidential credit and debt counselling services, debt consolidation, repayment strategies, and settlement programs, money management education, bankruptcy trustee referral program, budgeting assistance, and information and referral services.

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PharmaCare Program / Medical Services Plan of BC
Fair PharmaCare Administration
PO Box 9655 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC V8W 9P2

Medical plan for residents of BC:

Premium Assistance provided for persons with low income.

Fair PharmaCare may help with prescription costs.

Note: You must file your income tax in order to be eligible for either program. Application forms are available from local pharmacies, health units, or online.

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BC Palliative Care Benefits Program

BC Palliative Care benefits are available to BC residents of any age who have reached the end stage of a life-threatening disease or illness and who wish to receive palliative care at home.

Eligible patients receive:

coverage of medications used in palliative care through the PharmaCare BC Palliative Care Drug Plan, and
medical supplies and equipment through the local health authority.