What government benefits are there for seniors other than OAS?
Question & AnswerWhat government benefits are there for seniors other than OAS?
Learn more about GAINS
The is a monthly amount for seniors who have a low income and are living in Ontario. It ranges from $2.50 to $83.00 a month depending on your .
You may be able to get GAINS if all of the following are true:
- you're getting and the
- you've lived in Ontario for the past 12 months or for a total of 20 years since you were 18 years old
- your total income from all sources is below the level guaranteed by the Province of Ontario
How to get it
If you get OAS and the GIS, you don't have to apply for GAINS. How much you get from GAINS is based on your income tax return. So it's important to file your income taxes every year.