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Senior / retired person

These benefits can help increase your income if you're an older adult or you are retired.

Common senior / retired person benefits

Federal

This program is a monthly payment for lower income seniors.

Up to $1,023.88 per month.

Tax filing required

Federal

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

Up to $685.50 per month.

Tax filing required

Federal

If you are over 60 and planning on retiring, the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) retirement pension is a monthly, taxable benefit that replaces part of your income when you retire. If you live in Quebec, you should refer to the Quebec Pension Plan (QPP) instead, and contact Retraite Québec if you have any questions.

2022 monthly payments: Average amount: $727.61, Maximum amount: $1,253.59.

Tax filing not required

Federal

When your spouse or common-law partner dies, you may be eligible for the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Survivor's Pension through the Government of Canada. If you live in Quebec, you should refer to the Quebec Pension Plan (QPP) instead, and contact Retraite Québec if you have any questions.

Up to 60% of your spouse or partner’s retirement pension.

Tax filing not required

Federal

If you are 60 – 64 years of age and your spouse or common-law partner has died , you may be able to get the federal Allowance for the Survivor.

Up to $1,556.51 per month

Tax filing required

Federal

If you are 60 – 64 years of age and the spouse or common-law partner of someone who receives the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS), you may qualify to receive the Federal Spousal Allowance.

Up to $1,174.49 per month.

Tax filing required

Federal

The Connecting Families Initiative assist eligible families get affordable monthly home internet package from $10 per month.

Monthly home internet package for $20 (up to 50Mbps download/10 Mbps upload) or package for $10 (up to 10Mbps download/ 1Mbps upload)

Tax filing required

Federal

If you are under 65 years of age, living with a mental or physical disability, unable to work due to having a long-term disability with indefinite duration, and have made contributions to Canada Pension Plan (CPP), you could get monthly payments from the Canada Pension Plan – Disability benefit. If you live in Quebec, you should refer to the Quebec Pension Plan (QPP) instead, and contact Retraite Québec if you have any questions.

2023 monthly maximum payments: Basic rate: $558.74, Maximum monthly rate for CPP Disability benefit: $1,538.67, Maximum Children’s rate: $ 281.72

Tax filing required