Ontario doubles Guaranteed Annual Income System for low income seniors

COVID-19/coronavirus update: March 26, 2020

Ontario Finance Minister Rod Phillips tabled an economic update at Queen’s Park on Wednesday in the place of the planned full-blown budget his government abandoned as the new coronavirus ravaged the world’s economies.

As part of this update, the Government of Ontario will be doubling the Guaranteed Annual Income System (GAINS), providing additional support for low income seniors for the next 6 months. Extra support has also been promised for those on social assistance.