Senior Citizen Supplementary Benefit

Easy application

Tax filing required

Senior Citizen Supplementary Benefit (SCSB).

Prerequisite(s) required

To get this benefit you need to first apply for the following benefit(s) if you're eligible:

The Senior Citizen Supplementary Benefit (SCSB) is a monthly payment of $300 made to low-income seniors in Nunavut. The Income Assistance Program issues this benefit through the Federal Government, who adds the $300 to qualifying Old Age Security (OAS) cheques. This payment is available to anyone who qualifies for the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) or GIS Allowance.

To receive the Senior Citizen Supplementary Benefit (SCSB):

  • You must be 60 years of age or older and resident in Nunavut.
  • You must be receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) or GIS Allowance from the federal government.

To apply for this benefit:

  • Eligible seniors must complete their federal income tax returns and application forms for the Guaranteed Income Supplement and GIS Allowance each year.

If you need help reaching Service Canada, contact your Income Assistance Worker or Government Liaison Officer.

For more information on Federal Pensions, visit the Service Canada website.

Last updated: January 28, 2024