Financial Planning -> Seniors
Topics and Resources for Seniors
Government Benefits, Programs and Services - federal and provincial/territorial
Government Income Programs
Old Age Security Pension (OAS), including table showing revised ages of eligibility as per the 2012 Federal Budget.
Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) for Canadian seniors, the Allowance, and the Allowance for the Survivor
CPP Survivor Benefits (not just for seniors)
CPP Disability Benefit (not just for seniors)
Child Rearing Drop-out - Did you stay home to raise young children? Make sure you apply for this when you apply for any CPP benefits.
Quebec Pension Plan (QPP) on Quebec Pension Board website
Income Tax Information
Age amount tax credit (reduced when income exceeds threshold)
Amount for an eligible dependent - A single person can claim a tax credit for a dependent child, grandchild, sibling, parent or grandparent.
Caregiver amount tax credit may be available if (dependent or non-dependent) parent or grandparent (over 65) lives with you, or if a dependent relative lives with you.
See non-refundable tax credits on the Filing Your Return page for other available tax credits.
Do you qualify for the Service for Seniors Telefile to file your tax return?
You might save tax by sharing your CPP retirement pension with your spouse.
Revised: August 18, 2015
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