Canada benefits for seniors

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Canada benefits for seniors

The International Benefits program may provide retirement, disability or survivor benefits to eligible individuals who have lived or worked in another country, or the surviving spouse, common-law partner or children of eligible individuals who have lived or worked in another country.

Contact Information
Toll-Free: 1-800-454-8731
Ottawa: 613-957-1954
TTY: 1-800-255-4786

Ontario Drug Benefit Program

This program grants benefits to eligible persons to assist with the cost of prescription drugs.

Contact Information
Toll-Free: 1-866-532-3161
Telephone: 416-326-1234
TTY: 1-800-387-5559
TTY (Toronto): 416-327-4282
Required Documentation: Health Card

Long-Term Care Homes

Long-Term Care Homes provide a place for seniors to live, and offer many support services. They are often the right choice for seniors who need help with the activities of daily living, and who may need access to 24-hour nursing care and supervision in a secure setting.

Contact Information
Toll-Free: 1-866-532-3161
Telephone: 416-314-5518
TTY: 1-800-387-5559

Old Age Security (OAS)

This pension provides a monthly taxable benefit to persons 65 years of age and over.

Contact Information
Toll-Free: 1-800-277-9914
TTY: 1-800-255-4786
 

Allowance for the Survivor

This program provides a monthly non-taxable benefit to low-income widows who are not yet eligible for the Old Age Security pension.

Contact Information
Toll-Free: 1-800-277-9914
TTY: 1-800-255-4786

Ontario Energy and Property Tax Credit

The Ontario Energy and Property Tax Credit helps low- to moderate-income individuals 18 years of age and older, and families, with the sales tax they pay on energy and with property taxes.

Contact Information
Telephone: 1-866-668-8297
TTY: 1-800-263-7776

Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Retirement Pension

The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Retirement Pension provides a monthly taxable benefit to retired contributors.

Contact Information
Toll-Free: 1-800-277-9914
TTY: 1-800-255-4786

Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)

This program provides a monthly non-taxable benefit to low-income Old Age Security recipients.

Contact Information
Toll-Free: 1-800-277-9914
TTY : 1-800-255-4786

To be eligible, you must also be receiving Old Age Security (OAS)

Allowance Program

Allowance is a monthly benefit for low-income seniors (aged 60-64) whose spouse or common-law partner is eligible for, or currently receiving, the Old Age Security (OAS) pension and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS).

Contact Information
Toll-Free: 1-800-277-9914
TTY: 1-800-255-4786
Additional Information
  • Apply up to 12 months before your 60th birthday.
  • If you have already reached the age of 60, send your application as soon as possible.

Senior Homeowner’s Property Tax Grant

This tax grant is an annual amount provided to help offset property taxes for seniors with low and moderate incomes who own their own homes.

Contact Information
Toll-Free: 1-866-668-8297
TTY: 1-800-263-7776
 

Community Care Access Centres

Community Care Access Centres coordinate services for seniors, people with disabilities and people who need health care services in the community to help them live independently in their own homes for as long as possible. Staff at the centres provide information and coordinate professional, personal support and homemaking services for people living in their own homes and for school children with special needs, and make arrangements for admission to long-term care facilities.

Contact Information
Toll-Free: 1-866-532-3161
Telephone: 416-314-5518
TTY: 1-800-387-5559

Guaranteed Annual Income System for Seniors

This system provides a monthly income supplement to seniors (aged 65 and over) who receive full or partial Old Age Security and/or Guaranteed Income Supplement benefits and whose income falls within provincial guidelines.

Contact Information
Toll-Free: 1-866-668-8297
TTY: 1-800-263-7776

To be eligible, you must also be receiving Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) or/and Old Age Security (OAS)

Additional Information: No application is necessary. If you meet the eligibility requirements, your benefits will be determined automatically.

Provincial Land Tax Deferral Program for Low-Income Seniors and Low-Income Persons with Disabilities

Low-Income Seniors and Low-Income Persons with Disabilities may apply for a partial deferral of Provincial Land Tax and Education Tax. The tax deferral applies to the tax increase in the current year and not to outstanding taxes.

Contact Information
Toll-Free: 1-866-400-2122
TTY: 1-888-321-6774

Source: http://www.canadabenefits.gc.ca/f.1.2cl.3st@.jsp?lang=eng&geo=5&searchallcats=52%2C53&catid=11

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