If you are a senior who receives government income supplements or allowances, we have important information for you from Service Canada and Employment and Social Development Canada.

In early October 2020, Service Canada sent reminder letters and Statement of Income forms to clients in receipt of the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) Allowance, or Allowance for the Survivor Benefit whose income information for 2019 had not been received.These individuals received a ‘reminder kit’ requesting completion and submission of the Statement of Income form.

Each July, an individuals’ entitlement to benefits is reviewed based on the most recent income information. Because of the pandemic, individuals who could not be assessed due to a lack of income information continued to receive payments and were notified by letter in July 2020 that income information must be provided.

This special measure has ensured that individuals who have not provided income information continue to receive their benefits uninterrupted; however, this measure expires in December 2020.

Individuals who have not yet submitted 2019 income information should do so as soon as possible. Individuals who do not submit their income information will not receive the ‘Guaranteed Income Supplement, Allowance’ or the ‘Allowance for the Survivor’ in January 2021. Click for information,

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