Old Age Security payment amounts

The payment amount for the Old Age Security pension is determined by how long you have lived in Canada after the age of 18. It is considered taxable income and is subject to a recovery tax if your individual net annual income is higher than the net world income threshold set for the year.

Payment amounts for the Old Age Security benefits (Guaranteed Income Supplement, Allowance and Allowance for the Survivor) are based on your marital status and level of income. They are not considered taxable income.

Eligibility for the Guaranteed Income Supplement is reviewed every year effective in July and is based on the applicant’s net income in the previous calendar year, or the combined net income in the case of a couple. Therefore, from year to year, payments can increase, decrease or even cease according to reported changes in annual net income.

The chart below shows the maximum monthly payment amount you could receive for the Old Age Security pension and benefits and the maximum annual income allowed to be eligible for the pension and benefits.

Note: What is included in your benefit amount payment

For the July to September payment quarter, the following will be included in the calculation of the Old Age Security pension, the Guaranteed Income Supplement, the Allowance and the Allowance for the Survivor:

  • Re-calculation of payment amounts based on the net income you received in the previous calendar year; and,
  • Any increase in the cost of living as measured by the Consumer Price Index.

For the October to December, January to March, and April to June payment quarters, the calculation of payments will include:

Old Age Security pension and Guaranteed Income Supplement amounts - October to December 2016
Your situation Maximum monthly payment amount Maximum annual income to receive the OAS pension Footnote 1
Old Age Security (OAS) pension
Regardless of your marital status $578.53 $119,615 (individual income)
Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) amounts for individuals receiving a full Old Age Security (OAS) pension.
If you are a single, widowed or divorced pensioner $864.09 $17,544 (individual income)
If your spouse/common-law partner receives the full OAS pension $520.17 $23,184 (combined income)
If your spouse/common-law partner does not receive an OAS pension $864.09 $42,048 (combined income)
If your spouse/common-law partner receives the Allowance $520.17 $42,048 (combined income)
Allowance and Allowance for the Survivor amounts - October to December 2016
Your situation Maximum monthly payment amount Maximum annual income to receive the OAS pension Footnote 1
Allowance
If your spouse/common-law partner receives the GIS and the full OAS pension $1,098.70 $32,448 (combined income)
Allowance for the Survivor
If you are a surviving spouse or common-law partner $1,309.67 $23,616 (individual income)

For aggregate Old Age Security program amounts and figures, see the Quarterly report of Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security monthly amounts and related figures.

Tables of Amounts for Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement, Allowance and Allowance for the Survivor

The following tables of amounts will provide you with the amount of your monthly benefit, which will be based on your age, income level and marital status. The tables are updated quarterly.

Choose the benefit table that best describes your personal situation, including your marital status, then select the appropriate income range and click "Go".

Note: What is annual income

Your annual income is your income from the previous calendar year. You must report certain income and deductions.

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Table 1 - Guaranteed Income Supplement

Amounts for single, surviving spouse/common-law partner or divorced pensioners receiving a full Old Age Security pension

Select your annual income range:

Table 2 - Guaranteed Income Supplement

Amounts for married or common-law partners, both receiving a full Old Age Security pension

Select your combined annual income range:

Table 3 - Guaranteed Income Supplement

Amounts for individuals receiving a full Old Age Security pension whose spouse or common-law partner does not receive an OAS pension

Select your combined annual income range:

Table 4 - Guaranteed Income Supplement and Allowance

Amounts for individuals receiving a full Old Age Security pension and their spouse or common-law partner aged 60 to 64

Select your combined annual income range:

Table 5 - Allowance for the Survivor

Amounts for surviving spouses or common-law partners aged 60 to 64 who have not re married or entered into a common-law partnership

Select your annual income range:

Note: Partial pension

If you are receiving a partial Old Age Security (OAS) pension, you should contact us for more information about your OAS pension, Guaranteed Income Supplement or Allowance payment amounts.

Footnotes

Footnote 1

The maximum annual income is the income level at which you cannot receive the Old Age Security (OAS) pension or benefits. See what income and deductions are considered in the maximum annual income allowed to be eligible for the OAS pension (see the related information on the Canada Revenue Agency's Web site) and for the OAS benefits.

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