Navigating the administrative process

How do I know what administrative steps to take? Where to start? How to find your way? And above all, how to put all the chances on your side to see your steps succeed?

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Implemented by the federal government, it is a procedure that provides financial assistance in situations where two seniors, married or common-law, have to live apart for reasons beyond their control. For example, when one of the spouses must live in a CHSLD, while the other continues to live at home. Involuntary separation will then be implemented if the fees related to the CHSLD place the person in a difficult financial situation. In this example, the involuntary separation would allow the couple to obtain an amount higher than the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) program.

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As of 2020, the refundable tax credit for caregivers replaces the four existing components of the refundable tax credit for family/informal caregivers of an adult.

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Did you know that as a caregiver of a senior, various federal and provincial tax benefits could be available to you? The same goes for your loved one. Are you familiar with them?

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Are you taking care of a loved one who is experiencing loss of autonomy and would like some support in the daily tasks you provide for them? Did you know that your loved one could receive home care services through the service employment paycheque program? Generally speaking, the service employment paycheque is a number of hours of home care services allocated to a person experiencing loss of autonomy. Here is what you need to know about this program.

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