GAINS Benefit Rate Tables

The GAINS Rate Tables provide a ready reference of OAS/GIS/GAINS , depending on a seniors status e.g. single or couple. The Tables are updated quarterly and posted to the internet the first week of January, April, July and October.

Benefit Period

  • October 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011

Guaranteed Income Level

  • Single pensioners: $1,350.41 monthly ($16,204.92 annually)
  • Qualified couples, per person: $1,104.65 monthly ($13,255.80 annually)

Summary of Maximum Monthly Benefits

Benefit Programs Single Qualified Couple
per person couple
OAS – Old Age Security 537.97 537.97 1,075.94
GIS – Guaranteed Income Supplement 729.44 483.68 967.36
GAINS – Guaranteed Annual Income System 83.00 83.00 166.00
Total
1,350.41 1,104.65 2,209.30

If you require other information about GAINS, please call the Ministry of Revenue at:

  • Toll-free: 1 866 668-8297
  • Teletypewriter (TTY): 1 800 263-7776

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