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Yukon Seniors Income Supplement (YSIS)

The Yukon Seniors Income Supplement provides an income supplement of up to $253.25 monthly to low income seniors 65 years and over who are also receiving the federal old age security (OAS) and guaranteed income supplement (GIS).

YSIS monthly payments range from $10 to a maximum of $253.25 a month. 

To be eligible for the YSIS, an individual must:

  • be 65 years of age and over;
  • receive both the federal old age security (OAS) and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS);
  • make his or her home in Yukon;
  • be ordinarily be present in Yukon; and
  • receive the Spouse's Allowance or the GIS in Yukon and not elsewhere.

There is no application process for YSIS. If you meet the criteria listed above the federal government will automatically provide Yukon Government with names and addresses, and the GIS amount that was paid to them. The monthly YSIS payments are automatically generated based on the GIS amount.

Old Age Security

To receive Old Age Security (OAS) from the federal government, an individual must:

  • be 65 years of age and over; and
  • meet Canadian legal status and residency requirements.

OAS is also paid to spouses between 60 and 64 years of age who receive the Spouses Allowance or the Survivors Allowance.

If you meet the criteria above an application is required to be completed.

Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)

To receive the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) from the federal government, an individual must:

  • be 65 years of age or older;
  • be receiving OAS;
  • have a low income; and
  • live in Canada.

If you meet the criteria above an application must be completed.

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Yukon Seniors Income Supplement (YSIS)

If you have any questions about receipt of your YSIS payment, or for any other questions relating to YSIS call the Income Support Unit at:

Phone: 867-667‐5674

Toll Free (Yukon, Nunavut and NWT); 1-800-661-0408 ext. 5674

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