Registered Retirement Income Funds:

The government is reducing the required minimum withdrawals from Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIFs) by 25% for 2020.
For more information please visit: Registered Retirement Income Funds

 

Here are some other ways the government is supporting seniors during the pandemic:

Community Links and Seniors’ Safety Programs:

These are programs that respond to the needs of vulnerable older adults across the province. The Government is investing $230,000 in these programs to expand their capacity to provide more supports and services like:

  • volunteers for delivering groceries
  • technological options for keeping people connected by phone
  • responding to other social issues as they emerge
    • If you need non-emergency, non-medical help, call 211 or visit http://ns.211.ca/. 211 is a toll free helpline that connects you to community and social services in your area. This toll free helpline is available 24/7 in over 140 languages.

If you are accepting help from someone you don’t know, please remember to protect your own privacy and safety and follow these tips.

Keeping Long-Term Care Residents Connected:

We’re distributing 800 iPads to long-term care homes across the province so residents can connect with family and friends.