KINGSTON CONSIDERING SENIORS' DISCOUNTS BASED ON INCOME

Nov 21, 2017

By Bob Komsic

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City of Kingston’s considering replacing seniors’ discounts on municipal programs and services, such as transit, with discounts based on income.
(Frank Gunn / Canadian Press)
The head of social policy and strategic development for Kingston says there are quite a few seniors who are doing well and there are still some living in poverty and those ones will keeping getting a discount once the city makes the change. 
If the change is made, single residents would need to make less than $22,000 a year to qualify.
While the idea’s expected to save Kingston money, Cheryl Hitchen says the incentive is to help those most in need.
Residents are asked to share their views in an online survey that’ll be on the city of Kingston’s website until December 15th.
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