As a low-income senior, you can apply for the Yukon Seniors Income Supplement. This increases your monthly income to $273.05.
The Government of Canada calculates your monthly Yukon Seniors Income Supplement (YSIS) based on your Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) amount. Your GIS is calculated based on your income as declared in your tax return from the previous year. The federal government sends the names and addresses of Yukoners who should receive this supplement to the Government of Yukon.
You will receive the income supplement if you're:
- a Yukon resident;
- 65 years of age or older;
- receiving Old Age Security (OAS);
- receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS);
- receiving the Spouse's Allowance or the Survivor's Allowance; and
- receiving the GIS in Yukon.
Before getting the Yukon Seniors Income Supplement
Apply for the Old Age Security and the Guaranteed Income Supplement.
To get Old Age Security, you must:
- be 65 years of age or older; and
- meet Canadian legal status and residency requirements.
You can also receive OAS if you're a spouse between 60 and 64 and receive the Spouse's Allowance or the Survivor's Allowance.
To get the Guaranteed Income Supplement, you must:
- be 65 years of age or older;
- be receiving OAS;
- have a low income; and
- live in Canada.
After you receive your Yukon Seniors Income Supplement
File your annual taxes to make sure you continue to receive the YSIS.
If you receive more than $500 per calendar year, you'll receive a T5007. Include this as income when you file your taxes.
Changes to marriage status, address or banking information
To make sure there are no delays in payments of YSIS, OAS or GIS, update your personal information with government.
Health and Social Services
Phone: 867-667-5674 or toll-free 1-800-661-0408 extension 5674
In person: 3168 3rd Avenue in Whitehorse, Yukon
Phone toll free: 1-800-277-9914
Visit the Service Canada website.
For questions about the Yukon Seniors Income Supplement phone 867-667-5674, or toll free 1-800-661-0408 extension 5674.