Government of Canada

Employment and Social Development Canada - Old Age Security Pension

Provides monthly payments funded through general tax revenues for older adults.

Service provides:

  • a monthly non-taxable benefit to Old Age Security (OAS) pension recipients with low income
  • a benefit for low-income individuals who are the spouse or partner of a Guaranteed Income Support recipient
  • a benefit for spouse or partner that has passed away
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: See below, To access service visit website to complete the online application if not automatically enrolled. 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)
1-800-255-4786 (Toll Free)
Web Site
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: No
Wheelchair access: N/A - Other disabled access: N/A -
Legal Status
Federal Government
Last Updated On
April 5, 2018