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Old Age Security pension and Guaranteed Income Supplement

Part A - Short definition:

Refers to Old Age Security pension (OAS), Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS), Allowance and Allowance for the Survivor received in 2010.

Part B - Detailed definition:

Refers to Old Age Security pension and Guaranteed Income Supplement paid to persons aged 65 years and over, and to the Allowance or Allowance for the Survivor paid to 60 to 64 year-old spouses old age security recipients or widow(er)s by the federal government during the calendar year 2010.

Reported in:


Reported for:

Population aged 15 years and over in private households

Question number(s):

Direct variable: Questions 54 and 55 (e)


Dollar value or nil


Provincial income supplements to seniors are included in Other income from government sources.

Retirement pensions to civil servants, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and military personnel are included in Retirement pensions, superannuation and annuities, including those from RRSPs and RRIFs.

The amount to be repaid based on net income when filing a tax return is excluded.

See also 'Remarks' under Total income.

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