Tables of Amounts for Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement and the Allowances
Tables of Amounts for Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement and the Allowances are updated quarterly and list the benefit entitlements according to income level and marital status.
April to June 2013
The following tables of amounts for the OAS program will help you determine the amount of your monthly benefit for the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS), the Allowance, and the Allowance for the survivor. These benefits are available to seniors with a low or modest income.
For maximum and average monthly amounts, please refer to the Old Age Security Payment Amounts.
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Who should use the tables
These tables can be used if you receive the maximum OAS pension and you wish to determine the amount of:
- your GIS, or
- the Allowance for your spouse or common-law partner, or
- the Allowance for the survivor.
If you are a pensioner but do not receive the maximum OAS pension you should contact us to receive accurate information about your benefits.
Using the tables of amounts
There are five tables. The type of benefit depends on your age, income and marital status. To find your monthly benefit, choose the table and yearly income range that describes your situation.
Note: Your yearly income is your income from the previous calendar year. Do not include income from OAS, GIS or the Allowance. What do you consider to be income?
How the benefit amounts are adjusted
The benefit amounts for OAS, GIS and the Allowance are adjusted four times a year for inflation (January, April, July & October). These adjustments are based on increases in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). If the CPI decreases, the benefit rates will stay the same.
More information on benefits
- The Old Age Security (OAS) pension is available to all residents of Canada who are 65 or older and who meet the residence requirements.
- The Guaranteed Income Supplement(GIS) is provided to OAS pensioners with little or no other income.
- The Allowance is available to 60 to 64 year-old low-income spouses or common-law partners of OAS pensioners who receive the GIS.
- The Allowance for the survivor is available to low-income widowed spouses or common-law partners between the ages of 60 and 64.
- For current amounts, you can also consult the Old Age Security Payment Amounts.
Note: The department will determine the correct entitlement if the amounts listed differ from the supplement you receive. In case of disputes, the wording and provisions of the Old Age Security Act and Regulations prevail.
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