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Other income from government sources

Part A - Short definition:

Refers to all transfer payments, excluding those covered as a separate income source (Canada Pension Plan or Quebec Pension Plan benefits, Old Age Security pension and Guaranteed Income Supplement, Employment Insurance benefits and child benefits) received from federal, provincial, territorial or municipal programs during the 2010 calendar year.

Part B - Detailed definition:

Refers to all transfer payments, excluding those covered as a separate income source (Canada Pension Plan or Quebec Pension Plan benefits, Old Age Security pension and Guaranteed Income Supplement, Employment Insurance benefits and child benefits) received from federal, provincial, territorial or municipal programs during the calendar year 2010. This source includes social assistance payments received by persons in need, such as mothers with dependent children, persons temporarily or permanently unable to work, elderly individuals, the blind and persons with disabilities. Included are provincial income supplement payments to seniors and provincial payments to help offset accommodation costs. Also included are other transfer payments, such as payments received from training programs sponsored by the federal and provincial governments, veterans' pensions, war veterans' allowance, pensions to widows and dependants of veterans, and workers' compensation. Additionally, refundable provincial tax credits and refunds of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) or the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST), Quebec Solidarity Tax Credit, Saskatchewan Low-Income Tax Credit received in 2010 are included.

Reported in:

2011

Reported for:

Population aged 15 years and over in private households

Question number(s):

Direct variable: Questions 54 and 55 (h)

Responses:

Dollar value or nil

Remarks:

See also 'Remarks' under Total income.

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