Guaranteed Income Supplement - Allowance
The Allowance is a non-taxable payment you can get if:
- you are age 60 to 64
- you live in Canada
- your spouse or common-law partner is eligible to receive the Guaranteed Income supplement (GIS)
- your combined annual income is less than the maximum annual income threshold for the Allowance.
You should apply for the Allowance 6 to 11 months before you turn 60. If you are already 60 to 64 years old you should apply as soon as possible.If you were in receipt of the Allowance and your spouse or common-law partner has passed away, you will be automatically converted to the Allowance for the Survivor.
Where you can get help
If you have general questions about the Allowance or specific questions about your application, contact us.
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