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Temporary extension of Guaranteed Income Supplement and Allowance payments

Last updated: May 13, 2020

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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.

Student loan payment freeze - Federal

Last updated: May 4, 2020

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Federal student loan payments do not need to be paid for 6 months, starting March 30, 2020. Your federal student loans will also be interest-free during this time.

If your loan was issued by NL, NB, ON, SK or BC, this applies to both the federal and provincial portions of your student loan. If you have a loan from another province, you should check with that province for more information.