Senior's Supplement Rate Table

Updated: July 1, 2016

The following table shows how to calculate the Senior’s Supplement (SS) based on *July 1, 2016 federal (OAS)/(GIS)/Allowance payment levels.

The asterisk indicates the most recent rate table changes
Single or married to spouse not on OAS/GIS/Allowance Married (both on OAS/GIS) (each) x 2 = Couple Married (Spouse on Allowance)
Pensioner Spouse
Old Age Security (OAS) *$573.37 *$573.37 *$573.37 *$573.37
Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) *+$856.39 *+$515.53 *+$515.53 *+$515.53
  *$1429.76  *$1088.90 *$1088.90 *$1088.90
Senior's Supplement +$49.30 +$60.25 +$60.25 +$49.83
      *$1149.15 *+$1138.73
Guaranteed Totals *=$1479.06  *=$2298.30   *=$2287.88

Old Age Security (OAS)/Guaranteed Income Security (GIS)/Allowance are reviewed for adjustment quarterly.


In cases where the family unit consists of a couple where one adult only receives OAS/GIS/Allowance and the Senior's Supplement and the family receives top up from BCEA, the system will automatically deduct these payments. Deductions are first taken from the family’s support portion, then the shelter portion. Any remaining entitlement will be paid by the system.

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