Canada. Service Canada

Site: Scarborough - Mailing Address

Service: Old Age Security Program

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Record #: OAK0207 Last Modified: 01 Aug 2014 Last Full Update: 27 May 2014 Update Schedule: 01 Jun 2015
Record Owner: OAK Date Created: 02 Oct 2003 Date Deleted: N/A  
Agency and Service Names
Alternate NameOAS
Former NameHuman Resources and Skills Development ; Income Security Programs
Contact Information
Toll Free Phone1-800-277-9914 
 
TTY Phone1-800-255-4786
Websitewww.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/services/pensions/oas/index.shtml
Agency Information
Agency DescriptionThe Old Age Security (OAS) pension is a monthly payment available to most people 65 years of age and older who meet the Canadian legal status and residence requirements. 
Service Level(40) Federal Government
FundingFederal
Agency Services
Description and Service Details
Service DescriptionBenefits 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 
 
* 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 
 
* amount of an OAS pension is determined by how long a person has lived in Canada after the age of 18 
 
* the pension is not paid automatically * must apply for the benefit, ideally six months before turning 65 
 
* you can defer receiving your OAS pension for up to 60 months after the date you become eligible in exchange for a higher monthly amount 
 
Local offices for further information: 
Burlington Service Canada Office 
Georgetown Service Canada Office 
Milton Service Canada Office 
Oakville Service Canada Office 
HoursToll-free telephone service agent Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm; 
Automated Telephone Information System 24 hours
Areas ServedHalton Region ; Peel Region
EligibilityAges: 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 resided 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 on the day before you left Canada 
* you resided in Canada for at least 20 years after reaching age 18 
 
* see website for more details
ApplicationPrint an application from the Service Canada website or call the toll free number to request that one be mailed to you. 
 
LanguagesEnglish ; French
FeesNone
Additional Services at this Site
Directory Description and Headings
Seniors Directory HeadingsGovernment Programs/ Pensions/ Financial Aid
Site Information
Located In CommunityGreater Toronto Area
Mailing AddressPO Box 1500 
Station D 
Scarborough, ON M1R 5C8
Wheelchair AccessibilityFully Accessible
Taxonomy and Classification
Service CategoriesOld Age Security Program
SubjectsFederal government ; Financial programs ; Old age security