Friday, July 26, 2019

Feds take digital step to reshape benefits system for expat seniors

The federal government is moving to trade, in bulk, information on expatriate seniors with other countries to save time and money when one of them dies. About three million Canadians live overseas, including seniors who qualify for federal benefits such as old-age security and the Canada Pension Plan.

Simply put, details about a death have been passed on ad hoc, leading to delays in reporting and incorrect payments the government had to chase down to get back. Read More