Low-income, Indigenous families feel weight of child benefit reviews – CBC

May 25, 2017

Status Indians asked to provide proof of Canadian citizenship

A growing number of low-income and Indigenous families in Saskatchewan must prove they are eligible to collect federal child-care benefits, according to the offices of two local MPs.

Staff at NDP MP Sheri Benson’s office said child benefit reviews are now the number 1 reason constituents come to her Saskatoon office for help.

One caseworker said she’s had to assist on 117 child benefit reviews over the past year. The majority of those took place over the past six months.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/low-income-indigenous-families-feel-weight-of-child-benefit-reviews-1.4120221

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