Remember, the government works for us
RE: Widow challenges feds over CPP benefits (May 1)
I’m so sorry to hear of Jilian’s loss at such a young age, just 10 weeks shy of being eligible to qualify for CPP. I would love to meet the person or persons who pulled that number and said this is the cut-off, I would want to know why not age 30 or 34? To me, a lay person, that is not the point. I think what should be looked at is how many years your late husband contributed to CPP and instead of waiting until you’re 65 or are they hoping you pass before age 65 you should receive his benefits now.
Our government actually works for us, we elect and pay them.
Another scenario is that back in the early ’90s I divorced my husband and he had to pay child support. My ex-husband was taxed on his income and when he paid child support I was taxed again, something called double dipping, by our very own government.
If Jilian is fighting the feds, she should ask them what they did with all the money they stole from thousands of people, and they can’t help her. Helen Geer, Hamilton