After wrangling with tinny “thank you for continuining to be on hold” music for several minutes and mailing out many forms (only a couple, actually), I’ve successfully applied for the Medical Services Plan premiums assistance program and no longer need to pay my sad little $54 per month! That ate into my budget last year (because for some reason you have to be resident in B.C. for the last 12 months to be eligible for assistance, even though I was even poorer in 2007 than in 2008…).
How I hate the phrase: Your account is in arrears. Instead of having to make up for those several dollars in my latest bill, I am now going to receive a cheque. To show how happy I am, I’m going to insert a smiley face: 🙂
See, that’s how happy I am!