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Canada: Temporarily extending the Guaranteed Income Supplement and Allowance payments

Submitted by siha on Wed, 06/17/2020 - 15:54

Canada.ca (16.06.2020) We are 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.

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Canada: Providing a one-time tax-free payment for Old Age Security and Guaranteed Income Supplement

Submitted by siha on Wed, 06/17/2020 - 15:43

Canada.ca (06.06.2020) 

We are providing a one-time tax-free payment of $300 for seniors eligible for the Old Age Security (OAS) pension, with an additional $200 for seniors eligible for the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS).

This measure would give a total of $500 to individuals who are eligible to receive both the OAS and the GIS, and will help them cover increased costs caused by COVID-19.

You do not have to apply. This payment will be issued during the week of July 6.

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Canada: Special one-time tax-free payment for certified holders of the Disability Tax Credit

Submitted by siha on Wed, 06/17/2020 - 15:35

Canada.ca (01.06.2020) We are providing a special one-time-tax payment to individuals who are certificate holders of the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) as of June 1, 2020, as follows:

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