# Old Age Security Act

Marginal note:Additional amount — subsection 22(2)

**22.1**(1) The amount that may be added to the amount of the supplement that may be paid to a pensioner referred to in subsection 22(2) for any month in a payment quarter beginning after June 30, 2011 is the amount determined by the formulaA × B – C/4

where

- A
- is $35;
- B
- is the pensioner’s special qualifying factor for the month; and
- C
- is 1/24 of the aggregate of the income of the pensioner and his or her spouse or common-law partner for the base calendar year in excess of $4,000 rounded, if it is not a multiple of four dollars, to the next lower multiple of four dollars.

Marginal note:Additional amount — subsection 22(3)

(2) The amount that may be added to the amount of the allowance that may be paid to a spouse or common-law partner referred to in subsection 22(3) for any month in a payment quarter beginning after June 30, 2011 is the amount determined by the formula

A × B – C/4

where

- A
- is $35;
- B
- is the special qualifying factor for the spouse or common-law partner for the month; and
- C
- is 1/24 of the aggregate of the income of the pensioner and his or her spouse or common-law partner for the base calendar year in excess of $4,000 rounded, if it is not a multiple of four dollars, to the next lower multiple of four dollars.

Marginal note:Additional amount — subsection 22(4)

(3) The amount that may be added to the amount of the allowance that may be paid to a survivor referred to in subsection 22(4) for any month in a payment quarter beginning after June 30, 2011 is the amount determined by the formula

A × B – C/4

where

- A
- is $50;
- B
- is the survivor’s special qualifying factor for the month; and
- C
- is 1/12 of the survivor’s income for the base calendar year in excess of $2,000 rounded, if it is not a multiple of four dollars, to the next lower multiple of four dollars.

Marginal note:Increase on July 1, 2016

(3.1) The amount determined for A in subsection (3) for any month in the payment quarter beginning on July 1, 2016 is the amount that would otherwise have been determined for A in that subsection for any month in that payment quarter plus $78.92.

Marginal note:Indexation

(4) Subject to subsection (3.1), for the purpose of calculating the amount payable under any of subsections (1) to (3) for any month in a payment quarter beginning after September 30, 2011, the amount to be determined for A in that subsection is the amount obtained by multiplying

(a) the amount determined for A for any month in the three-month period immediately before that payment quarter

by

(b) the ratio that the Consumer Price Index for the first adjustment quarter that relates to that payment quarter bears to the Consumer Price Index for the second adjustment quarter that relates to that payment quarter.

Marginal note:No decrease

(5) Despite subsection (4), the amount determined for A for any month in a payment quarter shall not be less than the amount determined for A for any month in the three-month period immediately before that payment quarter.

Marginal note:Effect of reduction in Consumer Price Index

(6) If, in relation to any payment quarter, the Consumer Price Index for the first adjustment quarter is lower than the Consumer Price Index for the second adjustment quarter,

(a) no adjustment to the amount determined for A shall be made under subsection (4) in respect of that payment quarter; and

(b) no adjustment to the amount determined for A shall be made under subsection (4) in respect of any subsequent payment quarter until, in relation to a subsequent payment quarter, the Consumer Price Index for the first adjustment quarter that relates to that subsequent payment quarter is higher than the Consumer Price Index for the second adjustment quarter that relates to the payment quarter referred to in paragraph (a), in which case the second adjustment quarter that relates to the payment quarter referred to in that paragraph is deemed to be the second adjustment quarter that relates to that subsequent payment quarter.

- 2011, c. 15, s. 14
- 2016, c. 7, s. 190

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