Effective April 1, 2019, OHIP+ will no longer provide drug coverage for individuals under the age of 25 who have access to private insurance. Therefore, prescription drug claims for children and youth 24 years of age and younger with private plan coverage will have to be submitted directly to their private plan. Click here for details!

Allowance Program

The Allowance Program is a non-taxable monthly benefit for low-income seniors between the ages of 60-64. An Allowance may be provided to if you are age 60 to 64 and you have lived in Canada after reaching age 18 for at least 10 years. The maximum Allowance is equal to the OAS pension and the GIS at the married recipient’s rate.

 Allowance Program  Jan 2010  Jan 2011
 regular  $947.86  $961.18

The Allowance is reduced by a portion of the couple’s combine income, excluding the OAS and other defined income amounts. For more details about eligibility, please contact Service Canada or visit their website at Allowance Program

Allowance for the Survivor Program

The Allowance for the Survivor program provides a non-taxable monthly benefit to low-income widowed spouses, age 60 to 64, who have lived in Canada after reaching age 18 for at least 10 years.

 Allowance for the Survivor  Jan 2010 Jan 2011
 Survivor  $1,050.68  $1,065.45

The Allowance for the Survivor Program is also reduced by a portion of the survivor’s income.

For more details about eligibility, please contact Service Canada or visit their website at Allowance for the Survivor Program.

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