Access to Benefits
If you are living on a low income, the Access to Benefits (A to B) program can help you get information about a variety of benefits available to you.
If you are living on a low income, the Access to Benefits (A to B) program can help you:
- Get information about benefits like the Disability Tax Credit, Canada Child Tax Benefit, GST Credit, RentAssist, and more.
- Apply for the benefits you qualify for
- Open an RESP and get free money for your children’s education
- Get the ID you need to access benefits
- Open a bank account
- File income tax returns*
How Does It Work?
Book an appointment with a Program Coordinator. At the appointment, you will get information, ask questions, and solve problems about benefits that apply to you. There are a limited number of appointment times available. In order to qualify, your income must be under the amounts listed below.
Please call (204) 927-9945 or email AtoB@seedwinnipeg.ca to book an appointment.
Please note that the Access to Benefits program CANNOT prepare tax returns for individuals who have self-employment income, business or rental income and expenses, capital gains or losses, employment expenses, filed for bankruptcy, own foreign property worth more than $100,000 or are deceased.
Low Income Qualification Chart
|Household Size||Maximum Gross Household Income|
|7 or more persons||$70,449|
SEED Winnipeg looks at household income to help determine eligibility for our programs. We use Statistics Canada’s Low-Income Cut-Off (LICO) as a guide (we use 100% of LICO). Other factors besides LICO are also considered.