Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)


The Guaranteed Income Supplement provides additional money, on top of the Old Age Security pension, to low-income seniors living in Canada.

To be eligible for the GIS benefit, you must meet all the following criteria:

  • You are a legal resident of Canada.
  • You receive the Old Age Security pension.
  • Your annual income as a single person or couple is lower than the maximum amount allowable for the GIS.

Eligibility is reviewed every year.

Click here for additional details on the GIS.