As 25,000 Syrian refugees are resettled in Canada by the end of the year, claims about how much money will be spent to support them have been circulating online and the federal government has stepped up to the plate to set the record straight.

An infographic that has been widely circulated by email and shared on social media claims that Ottawa gives refugees a “monthly pension” of $1,890, plus $580 in social aid, for a total of $2,470 per month or nearly $29,000 per year and that Canadian seniors, meanwhile, cannot receive more than $1,012 per month, or $12,144 per year in Old Age Pension and Guaranteed Income Supplement benefits. SEE BELOW

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