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
This program helps persons with disabilities, or their supporting persons reduce their income tax.
Up to a maximum around $1,200. The amount you get from this benefit depends on the amount of tax you pay and which province or territory you live in. You can claim up to $8,870 per year for an adult or $14,044 per year for a minor on your taxes.
This benefit is a refundable tax credit to help working individuals who are living on low income.
Up to $1,395 per year for individuals and $2,403 per year for families.
This benefit allows people living on low to moderate incomes cancel all or part of the GST or HST taxes they have paid.
Between $0 and $1,256 depending on your situation
This program provides monthly payments to individuals who are 65 or older.
Up to $685.50 per month.
This program supports and contributes to a long-term savings plan for individuals living with a disability.
Up to $3,500 per year.
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.
This program provides short term financial assistance to people who are unemployed through no fault of their own.
Up to $638 per week.
This program is a monthly payment for lower income seniors.
Up to $1,023.88 per month.