Prince Edward Island

Seniors Independence Initiative

Easy application

Tax filing required

The Seniors Independence Initiative can give seniors financial help for practical services to make it easier for you remain in your own home and community.

Help is available for services such as light housing keeping, meal preparation, or snow removal to help with your daily unmet needs.

Services include:

  • Light house keeping
  • General home/property maintenance
  • Snow removal
  • Grass cutting
  • Meal preparation
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Errands
  • Transportation

You may be able to receive help under the Seniors Independence Initiative if:

  • You are 65 or older;
  • You live independently or with a spouse;
  • You have a net household income of up to $26,500 for a single person or up to $34,000 for a couple - as defined by line 236 on CRA Notice of Assessment;
  • You have combined assets not greater than $100,000 (this does not include your home, land and vehicles).

Social Insurance Number

  • confirmation of SIN letter
  • plastic SIN card (non-expired)

Health card

  • valid health card with no photo, name and address
  • valid health card with photo, name and address
  • MCP (Medical Care Plan) number - Valid ambulance/dental services card
  • Department of Immigration, Skills and Labour identification number
  • Department of Immigration, Skills and Labour file number (Income Support Card).

Notice of Assessment

An statement from Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to each taxpayer, every year, after you have filed a tax return. It tells you the amount of income tax you owe, or the amount of the refund you will get.

To apply, download the Seniors Independence Initiative application or pick up a paper copy at any Access PEI Office. Please call 1-877-569-0546 for help in filling out the application.

Once your application is received a staff member will contact you to figure our your needs.

Last updated: July 27, 2021