Elder law issues

Recorded on October 25, 2022


[1:27:12] This webinar looks at important issues that affect older clients. The first part of the session explains the law related to admission to long-term care, including rights under the Health Care Consent and Care Facility Admission Act, and options for advance planning decision making. The second part of the session works through scenarios of common challenges confronted by advocates helping seniors: how to best handle property tax debt; guidelines for cashing in RRSPs to pay for health care; and understanding situations in which clients lose benefits they previously qualified for.


Presentation materials (PDF download)


0:00 About the Canadian Centre for Elder Law

01:34 Capacity and decision making

09:11 Long-term care admission

23:53 Resources

25:01 How Seniors First BC can help

32:53 Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and related benefits

43:13 Old Age Security (OAS) and claw back

47:07 Income affecting the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)

50:45 Allowance and income test

1:00:20 Property Tax Deferment



Krista James, Canadian Centre for Elder Law

Marie-Noël Campbell, Seniors First BC

Nighat Afsar, Seniors First BC


Canadian Centre for Elder law: www.ccelderlaw.ca

Seniors First BC: https://seniorsfirstbc.ca/



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Aboriginal Legal Aid in BC: https://aboriginal.legalaid.bc.ca/  



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