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Allowance Program
Provided by: Government of Canada - Service Canada

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Service Description

A benefit available to low-income individuals aged 60 to 64 who are the spouse or common-law partner of a Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) recipient.


You qualify for the Allowance if you meet all of the following conditions:
- You are aged 60 to 64 (includes the month of your 65th birthday);
- Your spouse or common-law partner receives an Old Age Security pension (OAS) and is eligible for the GIS;
- You are a Canadian citizen or a legal resident;
- You reside in Canada and have resided in Canada for at least 10 years since the age of 18; and
- You and your spouse or common-law partner’s annual combined income is less than the maximum allowable annual threshold.

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Application Process

Apply for the Allowance 6 to 11 months before your 60th birthday.

You must apply in writing. Complete the Guaranteed Income Supplement or Statement of Income for the Allowance or Allowance for the Survivor application form (ISP-3026) for the payment year that applies to you along with the Application for the Allowance or Allowance for the Survivor form (ISP-3008) and include certified true copies of the required documentation.

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Documents Required

What you need before you start: details available online.



Toll Free: 1-800-277-9914

Service in English

TTY: Toll free 1-800-255-4786

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Languages Offered

English, French

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