A "gap" of seniors

I am a single female senior who has been physically disabled for several years and I am in my early 60's. I am living with my sole income of Canada Pension Plan contributions. I cannot apply for the guaranteed income supplement even though my income is far below the qualifying income threshold. If I was a widow I would get assistance through a survivor’s pension. I feel that there is definitely a "gap" of seniors like myself in Canada who struggle to survive well below the poverty level. I am a third generation Canadian who worked and raised two tax paying Canadian children. I have no way to supplement my income and the government could care less! I trust that this will draw much-needed attention to a segment of our aging population who worked hard to contribute to society and are "forgotten" as things stand today, leaving them without the means to meet their basic health care needs let alone their medical and dental needs.

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