Your liberal government is introducing a new benefit for people who provide informal care to help seniors and people living with a disability remain independent.
A primary informal caregiver is defined as a person who provides regular ongoing care and assistance, without pay, to someone in need of support due to a physical, cognitive or mental health condition.
Eligible caregivers will receive $106.25 per month to recognize the valuable contributions they make, as well as to help offset some expenses incurred while helping someone remain in their home. The benefit is retroactive to April 1, 2018.
The non-taxable monthly benefit is only available to an eligible primary informal caregiver of a Social Development client receiving in-home services through the Long Term Care or Disability Support Services programs.