The deadline for applying for the City of Laval’s seniors’ grant is just days away.
To promote autonomy, home support and, in general, the support of individuals over 65 years of age who meet admissibility criteria, Laval offers grants of $150 and $300. The deadline for this grant is April 30, 2019 and all seniors aged 65 or over who live in Laval may receive the following grant—if they meet the eligibility criteria:
$150 per dwelling, housing unit, complied establishments or intergenerational housing occupied by at least one person age 65 or over who is a tenant, owner or occupant; or $300 per dwelling, housing unit, complied establishments or intergenerational housing occupied by at least one person age 65 or over who is a tenant, owner or occupant and who receives the guaranteed income supplement from the Federal government in accordance with the Old Age Security Act.
Boarders living in establishments recognised by the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS) or which comply with current municipal bylaws are also entitled to the subsidy, as are individuals living in intergenerational housing or with immediate relatives.
A downloadable English version of the 2018 subsidy form is available at https://www.laval.ca/Documents/Pages/En/Citizens/form-support-seniors.pdf
If you benefited from a subsidy in 2017, a pre-filled form has already been sent to you by mail.
For people applying for the first time:
Fill out the form, print it, and enclose the following documents copies of 2 pieces of identification, including: one that must indicate your name and date of birth (health insurance card, driving licence, birth certificate, etc.) and one that must indicate your address, meaning a copy of a monthly bill (electricity, cable, phone, etc.) and including the month of May 2018. If you can’t provide a monthly bill, include a copy of your lease or the renewal letter that includes the month of May 2018.
If your application is for a $300 grant, you must enclose a copy of the T4A(OAS) slip provided by Canada Revenue Agency or confirmation of receipt of the guaranteed income supplement , issued by Employment and Social Development Canada.
If you are a tenant or occupant, you must include a statement certified by your owner confirming the period of occupancy of an eligible dwelling. Section B of the form includes this certified statement to be signed. Mail everything, no later than April 30, 2019 to:
Service des finances
1333, boulevard Chomedey, office 101
Case postale 422
Laval (Québec) H7V 3Z4
(A City representative might require any other document in order to check compliance with the eligibility criteria of the grant program.)