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|Alternate Name||HRSDC ; OAS ; Old Age Pension ; Retirement Pension ; SDC|
|Former Name||HRDC ; Human Resources and Social Development ; Human Resources Development Canada|
|Located In Community||Halton Region|
|Mailing Address||PO Box 1500 |
Scarborough, ON M1R 5C8
|Areas Served||Halton Region ; Peel Region|
|Wheelchair Accessibility||Fully Accessible|
|Hours||Toll-free telephone service agent Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm; |
Automated Telephone Information System 24 hours
|Toll Free Phone||1-800-277-9914 |
|Description & Services|
|Description||The Old Age Security program is one of the cornerstones of Canada's retirement income system and is financed by Government of Canada tax revenues. |
Benefits include: basic Old Age Security pension * guaranteed Income Supplement * the Allowance
* benefits are adjusted for increases in the cost of living as measured by the Consumer Price Index
The pension is a monthly benefit available to most Canadians 65 years of age or over * residence requirements must be met * employment history is not an eligibility factor * applicant does not need to be retired.
Pensioners pay federal and provincial income tax * higher income pensioners also repay part or all of their benefit through the tax system * amount of a person's pension is determined by how long he or she has lived in Canada.
The pension is not paid automatically * must apply for the benefit , ideally six months before turning 65.
Local offices for further information:
Burlington Service Canada Office
Georgetown Service Canada Office
Milton Service Canada Office
Oakville Service Canada Office
|Broader Terms||Financial programs ; Financial services ; Government|
|Subjects||Federal government ; Financial programs ; Old age security|
|Related Terms||Armed forces ; Census ; Crown land ; Government ; Immigration ; International affairs ; Subsidies|
|Eligibility||Ages: 65 year(s) and up |
Category 1 - People living in Canada
* you are 65 or older
* you live in Canada and are a Canadian citizen or a legal resident at the time your pension is approved
* you lived in Canada for at least 10 years after reaching age 18
Category 2 - People living outside Canada
* you are 65 or older
* you left the country and were a Canadian citizen or a legal resident of Canada the day before you left Canada
* you lived in Canada for at least 20 years after reaching age 18
See website for more details
|Application||Print an application kit from the HRDC Forms Web site or call the toll-free number to request that a kit be mailed to you. |
The kit contains detailed instructions on how to apply for the Old Age Security pension, including where to send the completed application form.
|Languages||English ; French|
|Directory Description and Headings|
|Seniors Directory Headings||Government Programs/ Pensions/ Financial Aid|