A Recipient Of And Oas Pension Before You Are Eligible For The Gis Benefits
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How To Apply
You have to be a recipient of and OAS pension before you are eligible for the GIS benefits. If you are delaying your OAS pension, you will not be eligible for the GIS benefit even though you meet the other requirements.
If you are already a recipient of the OAS pension, but not the GIC benefit, you can apply online using the My Service Canada Account service, or by mail. See the Resource section of the chapter for more information.
If you are currently receiving the GIS, your benefits will be renewed automatically each year, as long as you remain eligible and file an annual income tax return on time. If you do not file your return on time, you will receive a renewal form from Service Canada. If you do not renew your application for the GIS in the spring by either filing your income tax return or completing a Renewal of Guaranteed Income Supplement form, your GIS benefit will stop in July of that year.
2.1.3 CPP/QPP Retirement Pension
The Canada/Quebec Pension Plan Retirement Pension provides a monthly taxable benefit to an individual who meets the eligibility requirements.
You are eligible to apply for a retirement pension when you are age 60 or over if you have made at least one contribution to the plan, regardless of whether you have stopped working or not. The standard age to begin receiving the pension is 65. However, you can take a permanently reduced pension as early as age 60 or take a permanently increased pension after age 65.