Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador Seniors’ Benefit

Easy application

Tax filing required

You do not need to apply for this benefit, but you need to file your tax return to get it.

The government will use the information in your tax return to decide if you will get the benefit.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Seniors’ Benefit is a refundable tax credit up to $1,313 for low-income seniors. A refundable tax credit means you would get paid the amount, even if you don’t pay any taxes.

The benefits are paid to those eligible in quarterly installments in January, April, July, and October.

Eligibility for the refundable tax credit is based on your family net income from the previous year.

Whether single or as a couple, seniors with family net income of up to $29,402 are eligible to receive the maximum benefit of $1,313.

The amount of the benefit will be phased out at a rate of 11.66% as net income increases between $29,402 and $40,663. This means that if you earn more than $40,633 in a year, you will not be able to get this benefit.

To qualify for this benefit, you must be 64 years old or over by December 31st of the tax year.

No application is required for the Newfoundland and Labrador Seniors’ Benefit. However, you must file your taxes to get it.

Last updated: August 19, 2021