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Old Age Security Program, Allowance

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Record #: OAK0209 Last Full Update: 05 Nov 2013
Record Details
Former NameHuman Resources and Skills Development ; Income Security Programs
Contact Numbers
Toll Free PhoneEnglish 1-800-277-9914; 
French 1-800-277-9915 
TTY Phone1-800-255-4786
Contact Information
Located In CommunityHalton Region
Site Locationsee description for local offices
Mailing AddressPO Box 5100 
Station D 
Scarborough, ON M1R 5C8
Wheelchair AccessibilityFully Accessible
Websitewww.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/services/pensions/oas/allowance.shtml
Service Details
Areas ServedHalton Region
DescriptionThe Old Age Security program is one of the cornerstones of Canada's retirement income system. 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; 
* 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 
 
Local offices for further information:  
Burlington Service Canada Office 
Georgetown Service Canada Office 
Milton Service Canada Office 
Oakville Service Canada Office 
HoursAgents available at the toll free number Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm; 
Automated Telephone Information Mon-Sun 24 hours
EligibilityAges: 60 year(s) and up 
 
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  
 
 
 
FeesNone
LanguagesEnglish ; French
FundingFederal
Service Level(40) Federal Government
Indexing
Service CategoriesOld Age Security Program