Allowance: Overview


The Allowance is a non-taxable payment you can get if:

Find out if you are eligible.

Why you may have to apply

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.

When to apply

You should apply for the Allowance 6 to 11 months before you turn 60.

When payments start

The Allowance payments will begin during one of the following months, whichever is latest:

Allowance pension amount

The combined income of you and your spouse or common-law partner will determine how much you could receive.

Where you can get help

If you have general questions about Allowance or specific questions about your application, contact us.

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