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Letter to the editor: Seniors hit hard by GIS clawback

I know that I am not the only senior who has this problem but can someone in authority please help us.
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Centre Block and the Peace Tower, Parliament Hill. (via Shutterstock)

In July 2021, many pensioners were reassessed for Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) and summarily penalized. I was one of those pensioners who also just "happens" to be attending university full-time.

Last summer of 2020, I was unable to find employment and applied for student assistance. Now, however, someone has chosen to ignore the part of the information stating that I am a mature student and although the provincial government did top me up initially, I am now having to again prove my eligibility as are many other seniors.

Why has nothing changed? I know that I am not the only senior who has this problem but can someone in authority please help us.

We are in danger of being homeless and for why - so someone in government can feel powerful?

Florence Schultz

Prince George