The Canadian Press

2016-02-29 | Seniors Benefit

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Premier Kathleen Wynne says her government is considering raising the threshold for a low-income seniors' benefit just four days after announcing a change in the budget. Thursday's budget said that single seniors with an income of up to $19,300 would qualify, a boost of more than $3,000. In question period, the NDP scoffed at the idea that a senior earning that little is affluent and the premier responded by saying they will look carefully at the amount. (Seniors above the threshold will have to pay a $170 deductible under the Ontario Drug Benefit, up from $100, and their co-payment per prescription will rise $1.)

Date: 2016-02-29
Placeline: TORONTO.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 17 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << if Army on in the consultation on the regulation mr. speaker we determine that we didn't get that threshold right and I think what the leader of the third party is saying and if we can find some consensus on speaker and we need to change that threshold we will change it >>