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Emergency Fuel And Food Benefit Extended

By Brad Perry Dec 16, 2022 | 5:40 PM

More help for some New Brunswickers struggling to deal with the rising costs of pretty much everything.

The province announced Friday a second round of payments under the Emergency Fuel and Food Benefit.

Eligible low-income individuals, including seniors, will receive $225 each while families will get $450.

Several groups of people will be eligible to receive the one-time payment, including:

  • Social Development clients who are receiving assistance from social or housing programs;
  • some clients of the Disability Support Program; and
  • seniors who apply for and receive the 2022 Low-Income Senior Benefit.

The province expects to distribute a total of around $22 million in payments.

According to a news release, the original benefit announced in June distributed $20.1 million to more than 69,000 households.


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