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When applying for the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) or the Allowance (ALW), you, or in the case of a couple you and your spouse or common-law partner, must report your income and deductions.

Do not include income received under Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement, Allowance, or Allowance for the Survivor program when complete the GIS application.

What you must include as income

  • Canada Pension Plan (CPP) or Quebec Pension Plan (QPP) benefits
  • Other pension income, such as private pensions, superannuation and foreign pension income
  • Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) that you cashed during the year
  • Employment Insurance benefits
  • Interest and other investment income
  • Capital gains and taxable Canadian dividends
  • Net income from any rental properties
  • Net employment or self-employment income
  • Other income from sources such as workers’ compensation payments and alimony

What is exempted as income

  • Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement, Allowance or Allowance for the Survivor payments
  • If you are employed or self-employed and receive the Guaranteed Income Supplement, you can earn up to $5,000 and still receive the full benefit amount. For earnings between $5,000 and $15,000, your Guaranteed Income Supplement will be reduced by 50 cents for every dollar of income you receive
  • Canada Pension Plan or Quebec Pension Plan contributions and your Employment Insurance premiums
  • Canada Pension Plan or Quebec Pension Plan contributions and your Employment Insurance premiums of net self-employment income
  • Deductions, such as union dues, RRSP deduction, moving expenses and other employment expenses