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Cuts to Sudbury’s Discretionary Benefits Budget Mean Less Money for Funerals But Better Access to Dental Care

February 13, 2020
by CBC News


People in the City of Greater Sudbury who depend on social assistance to get by are going to see a cut in funeral rate reimbursements and denture replacements. But another change will make it easier to access dental care.

In its 2020 budget, city council voted to reduce its discretionary benefits budget  by $175,000.

The discretionary benefits budget is used to top up what the province provides for certain services.

Staff have recommended that the city provide less money for funerals and burial services to people on social assistance.

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