Some Islanders denied provincial supports for receiving federal benefits in 2021, say Greens

Some Islanders denied provincial supports for receiving federal benefits in 2021, say Greens

Karla Bernard is a Green MLA. (CBC) Some Islanders who successfully applied for Canadian Recovery Benefit and other pandemic-related aids last year are now being denied access to government services.

It is because their incomes were higher in 2021 than they would have been had they not received the benefits, meaning they failed to qualify for provincial programs for which they should technically have been eligible.

Green MLA Karla Bernard brought up the issue at the legislature on Friday.She said MLAs have been hearing from people who’ve been denied help by the P.E.I. Department of Social Development and Housing because they […]

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