What government benefits are there for seniors other than OAS?

GIS repaymentThe government is repaying people whose was reduced or taken away because they got COVID-19 benefits in 2020.

You don't have to apply to get the repayment. The repayments will be sent out the week of April 19, 2022. If you need more information, read the government’s notice or contact your local community legal clinic.

Canada's public pension program for seniors includes:

Whether you're eligible for OAS depends on the number of years you've lived in Canada.

Getting CPP is based on the amount of contributions you made while you were:

You don't have to have worked in Canada to be eligible for OAS.

If you have a low- and don't qualify for OAS, you may qualify for the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).

Sources of income not from the government

Other non-government sources of income for seniors include:

Benefits for seniors who have a low income

Government benefits for seniors living on a low income include:

  • the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)
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