Allowance for people aged 60 to 64 – How much could you receive

3. How much could you receive

The amount of the Allowance you receive depends on your marital status and your previous year's income (or in the case of a couple, your combined income). Find out what income and deductions you must report.

Consult the table of Allowance and Allowance for the Survivor amounts for current benefit rates.


As of January 1, 2017, for couples where one of you receives the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) and the other person receives the Allowance, if you are forced to live apart for reasons beyond your control (such as a requirement for long-term care), you may be eligible to receive higher benefits based on your individual income, as is currently the case for couples where both spouses or partners receive the GIS.

To be eligible, you must advise Service Canada in writing by submitting the Statement – Spouses or Common-law Partners Living apart for Reasons Beyond their Control explaining your living situation, and indicating the date that you and your spouse or common-law partner were first forced to live apart.

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