Support for seniors

Temporarily extending the Guaranteed Income Supplement and Allowance payments

The government of Canada is temporarily extending GIS and Allowance payments if seniors’ 2019 income information has not been assessed.

This will ensure that the most vulnerable seniors continue to receive their benefits when they need them the most. To avoid an interruption in benefits, seniors are encouraged to submit their 2019 income information as soon as possible and no later than by October 1, 2020.

Reduced minimum withdrawals for Registered Retirement Income Funds