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Helping Elliot Lake citizens

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The City of Elliot Lake has come out with an Affordable Access Card for citizens.

Council has given the program the go-ahead to help people based on their income level to qualify for an Affordable Access Card.

To qualify, income must be at a certain level and there is a step-by-step process on the city website to assess status.

A 2020 Revenue Canada notice of assessment and government identification is needed.

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There are three paths on the website main page under the ‘I want to apply’ ‘Affordable Access Card’ section.

Alternatively, go through ‘Our Community’ and then to the ‘Affordable Access’ section, or, through ‘Recreation and Culture’, then to the ‘Affordable Access’ section.

Then fill out an application form with a copy of your 2020 Revenue Canada Notice of Assessment. That also includes a Notice of Assessment for any of your dependents 18 years of age and older.

Applicants will also need to submit a copy of a government-issued ID such as an Ontario driver’s license.

The notice shows all your income for 2020 at line 15000.

The city promises to destroy your confidential document copies once your application is reviewed.

Application forms are available at reception at city hall and at the Elliot Lake Public Library.

The low-income cut-off that applies is based on before-tax income levels. For one person it’s $20,848 annually, for two it’s $25,953. For three people it’s $31,906 and for four people it’s $38,470, and so on.

For more information on the Elliot Lake Affordable Access Card, email with your questions or call the city at 705-848-2287, ext. 2104.

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