[lvca_accordion][lvca_panel panel_title=”Who is eligible for subsidized senior apartments, and how do I apply?”]Any person who is a permanent, legal resident of Canada and 59 years of age or older can apply. This includes Canadian citizens, landed immigrants, and convention refugees/claimants.
To get the application form or for any inquires, you can call the Housing Connection directly at (416) 981-6111.[/lvca_panel][lvca_panel panel_title=”Who is eligible for the Old Age Security Pension, and how do I apply?”]To qualify for the monthly Old Age Security pension you must:
- Be 65 years of age or older
- Be a Canadian citizen or legal immigrant
- Be a Canadian resident for 10 years after the age of 18
- Submit the necessary documents
- Complete and sign the application.
- To get the application form or for any inquires, you can call the Income Security Program 1-800-277-9914.
[/lvca_panel][lvca_panel panel_title=”Who is eligible for the Ontario Drug Benefits Co-Payments Program, and how do I apply?”]You are automatically eligible for Ontario Drug Benefits if you are 65 or older, and live in Ontario, and have a valid Ontario Health Card. You should apply for the $2 Co-payment if:
Your net income is less than $16,018 (for single senior)
Your combined income is less than $24,175 (for a couple)
You can get the application form at any drug store. For any inquires, you can call the Drug Programs Branch of Ministry of Health at 1-800-405-0405[/lvca_panel][lvca_panel panel_title=”Who can apply for citizenship, and how?”]In order to apply for citizenship:
- You must have been in Canada for four consecutive years,
- Within this four-year period, applicant must have lived in Canada for at least three years or 1095 days,
- Applicant must not leave Canada for more than six consecutive months,
- Applicant must stay in Canada no less than 183 consecutively during each arrival,
- The four-year period is calculated from time of application to the immediate four years prior.
- To get a form, you can call Citizenship and Immigration Canada at 1-800-242-2100. or click this web site Citizenship and Immigration Canada
[/lvca_panel][lvca_panel panel_title=”Who is eligible for a pension from Canada Pension Plan, and how do I apply?”]You are eligible for a Canada pension Plan retirement pension if you have made at least one valid contribution (payment) to the Plan and:
- You are at least 65 years of age; or
- You are between the ages of 60 and 64 and have substantially or completely stopped working.
- You can pick up the application form at any Human Resources Development Canada office or you can also order an application kit by calling 1-800-255-4786.
[/lvca_panel][lvca_panel panel_title=”Who is eligible for a long-term care facility/nursing home, and how do I apply?”]In order to qualify moving into a long-term care facility, a person must:
- Be 18 years of age or older;
- Possess a valid Ontario health Card;
- Have health care needs that cannot be met with any combination of caregiving or community based services in the home; and
- Have health care needs that can be met in a long-term care facility.
- Application for admission into a government regulated long-term care facility can only made through a Community Care Access Centre. You can call or visit the regional offices for details and inquires.
[/lvca_panel][lvca_panel panel_title=”Who is eligible for home care services through a Community Care Access Center, and how do I apply?”]Anyone who:
- has an Ontario Health card, has a medical condition that can be treated at home or in the community
- needs support to manage at home and in the community
To apply, you do NOT need an order from your doctor, rather you can refer yourself by calling or visiting the regional Community Care Access Centre of your residence as follow:
- East York: 416-423-3559
- Etobicoke: 416-626-2222
- North York: 416-222-2241
- Scarborough: 416-750-2444
- Toronto: 416-506-9888
- City of York: 416-780-1919