Canada. Old Age Security Programs

Site: Canada. Old Age Security Programs

Service: Old Age Security Program - Allowance

Contact Information
Toll Free Phone 1-800-277-9914
TTY Phone 1-800-255-4786
Website www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/services/pensions/oas/allowance.shtml
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Site Information
Located In Community Greater Toronto Area
Mailing Address c/o Service Canada 
PO Box 5100 
Station D 
Scarborough, ON M1R 5C8
Accessibility Not Applicable
Agency and Service Names
Alternate Name ServiceCanada
Former Name Income Security Programs
Agency Information
Legal Status (40) Federal Government
Funding Federal
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) The Old Age Security program benefits include the basic Old Age Security pension, the Guaranteed Income Supplement, the Allowance, and the Allowance for the Survivor. All benefits payable under the Old Age Security Act are adjusted in January, April, July and October if there are increases in the cost of living as measured by the Consumer Price Index. 
 
The Allowance is a benefit available to the spouses or common-law partners of Guaranteed Income Supplement recipients. 
 
To qualify, an applicant must meet all of the following conditions: 
* your spouse or common-law partner (same sex or opposite sex) receives or is entitled to receive the Old Age Security pension and the Guaranteed Income Supplement 
* be 60 to 64 years of age 
* be a Canadian citizen or a legal resident  
* live in Canada and have lived in Canada for at least 10 since the age of 18 
* have an annual income (or in the case of a couple, your combined income) is less than the maximum annual income 
 
Local offices for further information: 
Burlington Service Canada Office 
Georgetown Service Canada Office 
Milton Service Canada Office 
Oakville Service Canada Office
Hours Agents available at the toll free number Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Automated Telephone Information Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Halton Region
Eligibility Ages: 60 year(s) - 64 year(s) 
 
The Allowance provides money for low-income seniors who meet all of the following conditions: 
* your spouse or common-law partner (same sex or opposite sex) receives or is entitled to receive the Old Age Security pension and the Guaranteed Income Supplement; 
* you are 60 to 64 years of age; 
* you are a Canadian citizen or a legal resident  
* you live in Canada and have lived in Canada for at least 10 since the age of 18 
* your annual income (or in the case of a couple, your combined income) is less than the 
maximum annual income
Application * you must apply in writing for the Allowance 
* complete and mail the "Guaranteed Income Supplement or Statement of Income for the Allowance or Allowance for the Survivor" application form (ISP-3025) for the payment year that applies to you along with the "Application for the Allowance or Allowance for the Survivor" form (ISP-3008) 
* you will find these forms on the Old Age Security forms page  
 
* normally, individuals must apply for the Allowance on their own behalf * if applying for someone else contact the office for more information
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Categories and Classification
Main Category Income Programs ; Older Adults
Secondary Category Income Programs for Older Adults ; Income Support Programs for Older Adults
Service Categories Old Age Security Program

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