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LETTER: Langley man has little sympathy for those making too much to qualify for COVID benefits

Many seniors and single parents make far less income than some who are complaining
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Dear Editor,

I find it hard to feel sorry for those who do not qualify for the B.C. Recovery Benefit because of too high income in 2019.

The province had an example of a 41-year-old man who made $7,000 per month in 2019 and worked until April 1, 2000, probably making close to $20,000 in the first three months.

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He then would have received EI or CERB of $2,000 or more per month, and he is saying he cannot buy his son a present because he doesn’t get the benefit. No savings, no RRSPs, and no credit.

Many seniors live on less than he got from CERB and so do many single moms.

I cannot feel sorry for any of those who made so much money in 2019 that they do not qualify.


Bill Donaldson, Langley City


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