Not receiving benefits? Let's get started

If you are living on a low income, there are lots of money supports you could be getting. Here are some of the most common benefits to get started with.

A main way you can get many benefits is to file your taxes. Even if you don't make any money, filing your taxes can help get you money supports.

Common starting benefits

If you are raising a children under 18 years of age, this program can give you a tax-free monthly payment, per child.

Up to $6,833 per year, for each eligible child.

Complex application

Tax filing required

This program is a monthly payment for lower income seniors.

Up to $1,174.49 per month.

Easy application

Tax filing required

This program provides short term financial assistance to people who are unemployed through no fault of their own.

Up to $595 per week.

Complex application

Tax filing required

This benefit allows people living on low to moderate incomes cancel all or part of the GST or HST taxes they have paid.

Up to $456 per year.

Easy application

Tax filing required

This program helps persons with disabilities, or their supporting persons reduce their income tax.

$1,500 - $2,500 per year for adults. $3,000 - $4,500 per year for a minor.

Complex application

Tax filing required

This benefit is a refundable tax credit to help working individuals who are living on low income.

Up to $1,381 per year for individuals and $2,379 per year for families.

Easy application

Tax filing required

This program supports and contributes to a long-term savings plan for individuals living with a disability.

Up to $3,500 per year.

Complex application

Tax filing required

This program provides monthly payments to individuals who are 65 or older.

Up to $626.49 per month.

Easy application

Tax filing required