New Brunswick Low Income Seniors Benefit




To qualify for the 2024 annual benefit of $600 the applicant must have been a resident of New Brunswick on December 31, 2023, and a recipient of a benefit under the Old Age Security Act (Canada), notably:

  • The Federal Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) during 2023 (must be 65 years or older) or
  • the Federal Allowance for the Survivor during 2023 (must be between 60-64 years old) or
  • the Federal Allowance during 2023 (must be between 60-64 years old).

Important: Persons in receipt of a federal allowance who are under the age of 60 do not qualify for this benefit.

Where both spouses receive the GIS and reside in the same household, only one $600 benefit will be granted. However, where spouses live separately (for example, one residing in a nursing home), both will be eligible for the benefit.

Application Form

Applications for the 2024 Low-income Seniors' Benefit will be available on April 1.

Application forms will be available to apply online, or print the application, complete it, and mail it to:

Accounts Payable
Service New Brunswick
P. O. Box 1900
Fredericton, N.B. E3B 5G4

Application forms are also available at Service New Brunswick centres.

The application deadline is December 31, 2024. 


Should you require further information on this program, please contact the Low-Income Seniors Benefit toll-free line at 1-833-796-0944.

Please allow up to 4 weeks processing time from the point of applying.

Inquiries Relating to Federal Benefits

If you do not currently receive the GIS or one of the other federal benefits and would like more information, please contact the federal Department of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada at:

1-800-277-9914 for service in English, or 1-800-277-9915 for service in French.

Information and Resources