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Changes to the Senior Citizen Supplementary Benefit

08 April 2015

Public Service Announcement 

Changes to the Senior Citizen Supplementary Benefit  

The Senior Citizen Supplementary Benefit (SCSB) is changing! 

The SCSB provides low-income seniors in Nunavut, who qualify for the federal Guaranteed Income Supplement, a monthly payment to help with the high cost of living. 

Effective April 1, 2015, the current amount paid to eligible seniors will increase from $175 per month to $200 per month. This change is part of the ongoing commitment to review and reform income assistance in Nunavut. 

For more information, contact your local Income Assistance Worker or the Department of Family Services’ regional office: 

Qikiqtani: 1-800-567-1514 

Kivalliq: 1-800-953-8516 

Kitikmeot: 1-800-661-0845 


Media Contact: 

Brandon Grant 
Executive Director 
Department of Family Services