What is considered low-income for seniors in Canada?

This is a monthly benefit paid to low-income seniors in order to supplement their OAS/GIS pension. Currently, single seniors with a total annual income of $29,285 or less, and couples who have a combined annual income of $47,545 or less are eligible for the benefit.

What is considered low-income for seniors?

According to the Federal government guidelines, a low-income senior is defined as any individual who has attained the age of 60 and has an income of less than $30,000 a year, which equates to about $2,450 a month, or about $80 a day.

What can seniors get for free in Canada?

An Overview of Government Benefits For Retired Seniors in Canada

  • Old Age Security (OAS)
  • Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)
  • Allowance and Allowance for the Survivor.
  • Canada Pension Plan (CPP/QPP)
  • CPP Post-Retirement Benefits (PRB)
  • CPP Survivor Benefits.
  • CPP Death Benefit.
  • International Pension Benefits.

What are over 60s entitled to?

The best benefits for pensioners and the over 60s

  • State pension benefits.
  • Free eye tests and dental care.
  • Free TV license.
  • Discounts on public transport.
  • Help with heating your home.
  • Benefits for carers and disabled individuals.
  • Military pension benefits.

What is the income limit for guaranteed income supplement?

To qualify for the GIS, your income must be below $18,984 if you’re single, widowed, or divorced. If you have a spouse or common-law partner, your combined income has to be below: $25,104 if your partner receives the full OAS pension. $45,504 if your partner does not receive an OAS pension or the Allowance.

What income is considered the poverty level?

For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $5,680 for each additional person…

How much is the guaranteed income supplement for a couple?

GIS and Allowance for couple

Combined yearly income of couple (excluding OAS , GIS and Allowance) Monthly GIS with Maximum OAS Pension Monthly Allowance
$31,728.00 – $31,775.99 $216.59 $70.20
$31,776.00 – $31,823.99 $216.59 $69.20
$31,824.00 – $31,871.99 $216.59 $68.20
$31,872.00 – $31,919.99 $216.59 $67.20

What is the federal poverty level for 2020?


Persons in family/household Poverty guideline
1 $12,760
2 $17,240
3 $21,720
4 $26,200