Suze Morrison MPP, Toronto Centre

Government of Ontario

I receive GAINS (Guaranteed Annual Income System for Seniors). Is GAINS Changing?

  • The Government’s announcement yesterday was that all GAINS income transfers would be doubled for the next six months. So whatever you receive from GAINS normally will be doubled. If you normally receive the full amount of $83/month you will now receive $166/month for the next six months.

    • are 65 years or older

    • have lived in Ontario for the past 12 months or for a total of 20 years since turning age 18

    • have been a Canadian resident for 10 years or more

    • receive the federal OAS pension and GIS payments

    • have an annual private income of up to $1,992 if you are a single senior or up to $3,984 if you are a senior couple.

GAINS is not a program that you apply for. Seniors are automatically enrolled if they meet the below eligibility requirements:If you already receive GAINS then this increase will automatically apply and you do not need to take any action.