Seniors who turn 65 can postpone receiving Old Age Security benefits for up to five years and receive higher annual benefits when they do start collecting. This would probably be beneficial to seniors whose net income is more than $77,580 in 2019 since they will not be subject to the OAS clawback.


If you have to make renovations to your home in order to make it safer or more accessible, you can claim a 15% credit for the first $10,000 of expenses.

If you are disabled due to a mobility impairment, the expenses may also qualify as medical expenses, in which case you can claim them twice. There are also similar provincial credits in British Columbia and New Brunswick.


If you have to travel more than 40 kilometres in order to get medical treatment which is not available locally, you can claim the cost of transportation as a medical expense. If you have to travel more than 80 kilometres you can also claim other travel expenses, such as meals and accommodation.

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