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Seniors Economic Recovery Credit


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Description

  • The estimated $45 million Seniors Economic Recovery Credit provides a $200 one-time, refundable tax credit to Manitoba seniors facing additional costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic such as grocery deliveries and technology purchases to stay connected to loved ones.
  • Manitoba Finance mailed an advance payment of $200 to seniors who filed a 2018 income tax return (last year's filing) in May or June 2020.
  • Those who do did not receive a cheque in the mail in May or June 2020, can claim the $200 Seniors Economic Recovery Credit on their 2020 income tax return.



Eligibility Criteria

  • Seniors aged 65+ in 2020
  • Seniors who live in Manitoba in 2020
  • Seniors who file an income tax return as a Manitoba resident

 




Available Assistance

For those seniors who did not receive a $200 cheque payment by the end of June 2020, they may claim the credit on the Manitoba tax credit form when they file their 2020 income taxes.

Contact Us

Call: 204-945-3744 or 1-866-626-4862 (Toll-Free)
Email: mgi@gov.mb.ca




Frequently Asked Questions

I am married and both my spouse and I are seniors. Can we each claim this credit if we did not receive a cheque in May or June 2020?

Each senior that did not receive a cheque in May or June 2020, can claim can their individual credit on their 2020 income tax return.

My father was a senior but passed away in early 2020. Will he still qualify for the credit?

For those seniors who unfortunately passed away in early 2020, the credit can be claimed on their 2020 income tax return.

If my deceased father did not get a cheque in the mail, does that mean his estate does not qualify for the credit?

No. your father was still a resident for part of the year and is eligible for the credit. The credit can be claimed on your father's 2020 income tax return.

My parents are moving back to Manitoba later this year. Will they qualify for the credit?

Yes. If a 2020 Manitoba tax filer is a senior who did not receive a cheque, they can claim the credit on the 2020 income tax return.