Liberals Say Delay In COVID-19 Aid For Seniors Was To Prevent Fraud

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OTTAWA — A special one-time payment to millions of seniors will arrive in early July, a delay the Liberals say is the result of ensuring there isn’t any fraud in the pandemic-related top-up. The aid will come in the form of $300 payments to the more than six million people who receive old-age security benefits, and an additional $200 for the 2.2 million who also receive the guaranteed income supplement. Seniors who already receive benefits won’t have to apply for the special payment that will hit bank accounts through direct deposit the week of July 6.