Technical difficulties blamed for delayed Yukon Senior Income Supplement payment

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Technical difficulties with the Yukon government’s information management system is being blamed for a delay in payments to low-income seniors.

Financial assistance from the Yukon Senior Income Supplement (YSIS) is usually deposited on the 15th of every month but it didn’t happen last week.

“We’ve been working to replace [the information management system] for a while, but it quit over the last month. We did our utmost to kind of reboot it, get it going again, and it really was not cooperating,” said Kaila deBoer, director of social supports at the Department of Health and Social Services.

deBoer said on Monday that a new system is now in place so seniors should receive

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