Old Age Security Pension

Government of Canada - Employment and Social Development Canada

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Description
Old Age Security (OAS) pension provides a monthly payment to individuals who are 65 years and older.

Service offers:

  • the Old Age Security (OAS) pension provides a monthly payment to individuals who are 65 years and older
  • employment history is not a factor in determining eligibility for the Old Age Security (OAS) pension

The Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) is available to:

  • Old Age Security pensioners with low income and is not taxable

The Guaranteed Income Supplement Allowance is a non-taxable payment available to:

  • to an individual whose spouse or common-law partner is eligible to receive the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)
  • households where the combined annual income is below the maximum annual income threshold for the Allowance

The Allowance for the Survivor is a monthly payment available to:

  • individuals whose spouse or common-law partner has died and have not remarried or entered another common-law partnership since
  • individuals whose annual income is below the maximum threshold for the Allowance for the Survivor
Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to Canadian citizens or legal residents:
  • age 65 and older
  • residing in Canada for at least 10 years since the age of 18
Application Process
Service Access: Application Required, To access service:  
Referral Process: No


Waiting Period: Yes,

Applications to be submitted six months prior to an individual's 65th birthday. Wait times vary. Contact for details.


Toll Free
1-800-277-9914 (English)
Toll Free
1-800-277-9915 (French)
TTY
1-800-255-4786 (Toll Free)
Web Site
http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca
Languages
English; French
Fees
Fee: No


Fee Reduction: No


Membership Fee: No


Accessibility
Wheelchair access: N/A -
Other disabled access: N/A -
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Agency Information
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Last Verified On
June 14, 2023
Location
Hinton
Hours of Operation

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