Temporary extension of Guaranteed Income Supplement and Allowance payments

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If you are a senior whose 2019 income information has not been assessed, your GIS and Allowance payments are temporarily extended. Seniors are encouraged to submit their 2019 income information as soon as possible and no later than by October 1, 2020.

Introduction

Last updated: May 13, 2020

Reference

If you are a senior and your 2019 income information has not been assessed, your GIS and Allowance payments are temporarily extended. Seniors are encouraged to submit their 2019 income information as soon as possible. You must submit your 2019 income information by October 1, 2020 to avoid any interruption in your benefits.

Eligibility

You may be able to get this relief if:

  • You already get GIS and Allowance payments
How to apply
  • This will be extended automatically.
  • Submit your 2019 income information as soon as possible and no later than October 1, 2020.
  • You can provide your income information to Service Canada in one of two ways:
    • Contact Service Canada directly and provide your 2019 income
    • File your 2019 tax return.
Difficulty
Easy Application
Tax filing
No
Jurisdiction
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