Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the Guaranteed Income Supplement?
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 be receiving the Old Age Security pension and meet the income requirements explained below.
- How do I get the Guaranteed Income Supplement?
You must apply for the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS). Contact Service Canada for an application form at 1-800-277-9914.
If you did not qualify for the GIS benefits in the past, but you think you might be eligible now, you should apply as soon as possible.
Normally, individuals must apply for the GIS benefit on their own behalf. If you are applying for someone else, please contact Service Canada for more information
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