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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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.
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
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.
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