Information for seniors about benefits, services, and planning for the future

If you are aged 60 or over and you wonder what government benefits and services you're entitled to, you can probably find the answers in these publications from the People's Law School.

When I'm 64: Benefits
This booklet describes the federal and provincial government benefits available to seniors, including:

  • Old Age Security Program
  • Canada Pension Plan
  • Employment Insurance benefits
  • veterans' benefits
  • income tax and tax credits
  • welfare

When I'm 64: Controlling Your Affairs
This booklet contains information about planning for the future. It offers information about:

  • power of attorney
  • representation agreements
  • wills
  • staying safe and secure
  • protection from fraud and scams

When I'm 64: Services
This booklet describes services available to seniors in the following areas:

  • health care
  • housing
  • transportation
  • recreation

See the People's Law School's Seniors publications page for links to the following useful booklets/fact sheets and more from People's Law School:

  • Being an Executor
  • A Death in Your Family
  • Power of Attorney
  • Writing Your Will

Several of the publications are also available in languages other than English.

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