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Alberta’s government promised to help keep life affordable for Alberta’s seniors by introducing a 25 per cent discount on some of the services that seniors rely on. In March, Alberta’s government announced that seniors would receive the discount when they accessed personal registry services.

Alberta’s New Discounts for Seniors

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Alberta’s New Discounts for Seniors

Alberta’s government is committed to making life more affordable for seniors by introducing a 25% discount on essential services. Starting July 1, senior drivers aged 65 and older will receive a 25% discount on driver’s medical exams, aligning with the existing discount on personal registry services introduced in April.

Minister of Service Alberta and Red Tape Reduction Dale Nally emphasized the importance of maintaining seniors’ independence while reducing costs. Seniors can apply for the discount by presenting proof of their medical exam purchase at any Alberta registry agent, and will receive reimbursement via cheque.

A driver’s medical examination is a routine examination performed by a physician or nurse practitioner. The purpose of the examination is to ensure that a person is medically fit to drive according to provincial guidelines. Seniors are required to get a driver’s medical examination at age 75, 80, and every two years after that, starting at 82. Some seniors with a medical condition may be required to get a driver’s medical examination at an earlier age.

Seniors who have completed the exam can take their receipt or proof of purchase to any Alberta registry agent to apply for their discount. Seniors will be reimbursed 25 percent of the amount paid for the examination through a government-issued cheque mailed to them. Driver’s medical examinations performed since April 1, 2024, are eligible under the program.

Minister of Seniors, Community and Social Services Jason Nixon and Minister of Transportation and Economic Corridors Devin Dreeshen highlighted the impact of these discounts on easing financial burdens and ensuring road safety for seniors.

For more details on the program and how to apply, visit the Alberta government website.

Quick Facts:
– Driver’s medical exams are not covered by AHCIP.
– Alberta has 213 registry agents that can process the reimbursement.
– Nearly 90,000 seniors received registry service discounts in April.
– Additional discounts on provincial campground fees for seniors will be announced before the 2025 camping season.

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