Liberals move forward to deliver more support for seniors who need it most

August 26, 2021

Seniors deserve a safe and comfortable retirement, but for too many, paying their bills and putting food on the table is a challenge.

A re-elected Liberal government will continue making life more affordable for seniors by increasing the Guaranteed Income Supplement by $500 for single seniors and $750 for senior couples. We’ll also help seniors stay in their homes longer and work with the provinces and territories to improve long-term care so seniors are safe and comfortable wherever they live.

This builds on our $9 billion commitment to provide better care for seniors and frontline care workers, as well as actions we have already taken to make life more affordable for seniors both before and during the pandemic, including:

  • Restoring the retirement age to 65 from 67 after the Conservatives raised it;
  • Increasing the GIS for 900,000 seniors and lifting about 57,000 out of poverty;
  • Providing more than $900 for single seniors and $1,500 for senior couples, on top of regular benefits, for low-income seniors to get through the pandemic.

We had seniors’ backs through the pandemic – supporting them when they needed it the most.

We have to keep moving forward for Canadian seniors.